Turkish-African Youth Council to be set up

Up to 750 young African and Turkish leaders will be trained by the Council between 2017 and 2023

Turkish-African Youth Council to be set up

World Bulletin / News Desk

A Turkish-African Youth Council will be set up to strengthen cooperation between Turkey and African countries, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IBB) announced Tuesday.

IBB Youth Assembly said in a statement that the decision was taken during a meeting with the members of the Pan-African Youth Union in Istanbul in line with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s vision for Africa, and the government's policy of opening up to the continent.

Assembly President Samed Agirbas welcomed the support of African leaders for the creation of such a council.

"We have a broad international vision," he said. ''Steps will be taken by the council for the prevention of terrorism and radicalization. We are not a participant but a leader now."

The Council plans to train up to 750 young African and Turkish leaders between 2017 and 2023.

It will also carry out a wide range of activities through its representatives in 54 countries.

Last Mod: 20 Haziran 2017, 16:20
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