Turkish president makes first Ivory Coast official visit

Türkiye Materials 29 February 2016 02:20 (UTC +04:00)

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made his first official visit to the Ivory Coast on Sunday, which will give a boost to bilateral ties.

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara, his wife Dominique Ouattara, Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan and Ambassador of Turkey to Ivory Coast Esra Demir received Erdogan at the Felix Houphouet Boigny Airport.

Erdogan also greeted 60 other local tribal leaders at the airport.

Turkey's investments in the country reached $150 million in 2015. Both countries now aim to boost trade volume to $1 billion by 2020.

Erdogan will visit Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria and Guinea during his ongoing West Africa tour. He launched his sub-Saharan Africa tour with a visit to Senegal last month.