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Turkey-Africa Economic and Business Forum

Turkey-Africa Economic and Business Forum jointly organized by Turkish Ministry of Economy, African Union Commission (AUC), and Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey (DEiK) and with the contributions of Turkish Exports Assembly (TiM) was held under the auspices of President of the Republic of Turkey H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the Term Chairman of African Union, President of the Republic of Chad H.E. Idriss Déby Itno on 2-3 November 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey.

50 top ranking officials (Economy, Trade, Investment and Finance Ministers and Deputy Ministers) of 42 African countries, chairs and presidents of Chambers, NGOs, business associations and professional organizations, senior representatives of African Union and African Development Bank and Secretary Generals of African Regional Economic Communities participated in the Forum, which brought together about 3.000 businesspeople and entrepreneurs from Turkey and 49 African countries.

The two day-business matching sessions provided a platform for the representatives of companies in various sectors to develop new partnerships besides matching the priority projects of the countries to the right companies with financing tools during simultaneously B2G (Business-to-Government) meetings.

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Turkey-Africa 1st Agriculture Ministers Meeting and Agribusiness Forum

The Agribusiness Forum held under the theme of “New Perspectives, New Hopes in Agriculture” on 27-28 April 2017 in Antalya brought together 48 Agriculture Ministers and 14 Deputy Ministers from 54 African countries, 46 representatives of international organizations, 184 bureaucrats and about 1.500 Turkish and African businesspersons.

Main outcome of the Forum is that Turkey-Africa Agricultural Cooperation Platform was decided to establish to develop a consultation mechanism with the participation of the representatives of both private and public sectors.

This platform would provide transfer of knowledge and technology to solve the issues such as R&D, aquaculture, animal husbandry and rural development.

The platform could also prepare sectoral reports and consultancies an action plan for contributing to increase the productivity and food security in Africa.

Another important result of the Forum is that Turkey would like to make Africa a production base for agriculture.

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Turkey-ECOWAS Economic and Business Forum

Turkey-ECOWAS Economic and Business Forum to Deepen Cooperation between Turkey and West Africa Within this regard, first Turkey-Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Economic and Business Forum was held in İstanbul on 22-23 February 2018 and brought together more than a thousand business people and ministers from Economic Community of West African States. The two-day event was organized by Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey (DEiK) in coordination with Turkish Ministry of Economy and in cooperation with ECOWAS Commission to deepen economic cooperation between Turkey and ECOWAS. Forum brought together Ministers of Trade/Economy from ECOWAS countries, Chairpersons of the Chambers of Industry and Trade and Business Associations as well as members of the Turkish and African business circles, media representatives from 15 countries in West Africa. The Ministers of ECOWAS member states Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Republic of Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo participated to the forum. Main theme of the forum was “Think together, act together and win together”.

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