Turkish President Abdullah Gul said on Friday that the inequality between the north and south of the world should be eliminated.
It is intolerable that some people are struggling against hunger, illness, lack of education and dying due to unimportant reasons in a part of the world, while some others are spending money as they like in another part of the world, added Gul who attended Turkey-Nigeria Business Forum together with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan.
Gul noted that Turkey, in every platform, approached Africa with humanitarian responsibility.
Gul thanked Jonathan for the successful organization of D-8 summit, and expressed belief that Nigeria would be a successful term president.
Gul said that he invited Jonathan to Turkey, and Nigerian president accepted the invitation.
Noting that Nigeria was one of the most important countries of Africa, Gul said that Turkey attached importance to develop relations with Nigeria which had 150 million population and rich natural resources.
Gul stressed that there was an important cooperation potential between the two countries.
Noting that both commerce and investment were necessary for development, Gul called on Turkish businessmen to set up partnerships to make investment in Nigeria.
Gul said that the trade volume between Turkey and Nigeria was 28 million USD ten years ago, adding that this figure exceeded 800 million USD today.
He stressed that cooperation in energy area had a priority between the two countries, noting that Nigeria could sell oil and oil products to Turkey.
Following the forum, Gul visited Nigeria-Turkey College.
AAGüncelleme Tarihi: 10 Temmuz 2010, 11:48