Turkey president arrives in Ethiopia
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in the capital of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, late on Wednesday, as part of his official visit to the countries of the northeastern Horn of Africa peninsula, Anadolu agency reported.
Erdogan and his delegation landed at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport at 7.50 p.m. Turkish local time (1750GMT).
They were received by Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and Osman Riza Yavuzalp, the Turkish ambassador in Ethiopia.
The president is accompanied by his wife and daughter, Emine and Summeye Erdogan, as well as ministers including Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci.
Ethiopia FM hails Erdogan's visit
Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom has hailed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Ethiopia.
"This is an important and historic visit," Adhanom told The Anadolu Agency on Wednesday.
"This visit will help boost bilateral relations between the two countries in all fields," he added.
Erdogan arrived in Addis Ababa on Wednesday on an official visit to Ethiopia.
He was welcomed by Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and senior officials at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
"[Ethiopia and Turkey] have cooperation in all political and economic fields," Adhanom said.
"Turkey is a main partner to Ethiopia in its development process and there is coordination between both countries in international arenas," he added.