Türkiye’s Minister of Foreign Affairs met his African counterparts

Minister of Foreign Affairs Hakan Fidan met with the foreign ministers of African countries and leaders of regional organizations from Africa within the 3rd Antalya Diplomatic Forum (ADF) 2024, held on 1-3 March.

According to information obtained from diplomatic sources, Hakan Fidan, in his address to the representatives, underlined that Türkiye has developed a systematic and multi-dimensional cooperation model with African countries and said that the relations are based on the principles of equal partnership and mutual respect.

Stating that Türkiye has embassies in 44 African countries, Fidan noted that the total trade volume with the continent exceeds 40 billion dollars and Türkiye’s direct investments in the region exceed 6 billion dollars.

Reminding that Africa is still an area of struggle between “neo-colonial” powers, Fidan drew attention to Türkiye’s support in the continent’s fight against problems such as financial problems, development, access to food, as well as the security risks it faces.

He pointed out that the solution to Africa’s problems should be found from the continent itself. And he stated that the third Türkiye-Africa Ministerial Review Conference will be held.

Fidan particularly thanked South Africa, which brought the massacre in Gaza to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), and Djibouti and Comoros, which brought it to the agenda at the ICJ.

9 heads of state and government and 25 foreign ministers from the African continent participated in the ADF.

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