President Buhari will, on Wednesday, depart for Istanbul, Turkey, to participate in the ninth Summit of the Developing 8 (D-8) taking place on Friday Oct 20.
According to a press release on Twitter, prior to the D-8 Summit the President will, at the invitation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, pay a working visit to Ankara, the capital.
In Ankara the Nigerian & Turkish delegations will hold discussions in various fields including defence coop, security, education & migration
President Buhari will also visit the Grand National Assembly of the Republic of Turkey in Ankara and meet with the Speaker, Ismail Kahraman.
During the D-8, President Buhari will highlight the significant show of confidence in Nigeria’s business environment and economy.
He will also affirm Nigeria’s resolve to work with D-8 member-countries on many key areas, including peace and security, economy and trade.
At the end of the Summit, the Heads of State and Government will adopt a Communiqué, also known as the ‘Istanbul Declaration’.
The President will be accompanied to Turkey by Cabinet Ministers, and other senior government officials.