Turkish president congratulates Tinubu, pledges more support for Nigeria


Tayyip Erdoğan, President of Turkey, has congratulated Bola
Tinubu as the next president of Nigeria.


In a statement on Wednesday, Tunde Rahman, Tinubu’s media
aide, said Erdoğan, in a congratulatory letter, described the president-elect
as a brother.


The Turkish president called for more collaboration to
advance the relationship between both countries, adding that Nigeria is the
“strongest nation in the African continent”.


“On behalf of the Turkish Nation and my own, I would like to
extend my heartfelt congratulations to Your Excellency on the occasion of your
election as the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria at the elections
held on February 25, 2023,” Erdoğan said.

“I believe that as our strategic partner, Nigeria, under
your leadership, will continue its course to a prosperous future. Türkiye
attaches great importance to improving its relations with Nigeria, as the
strongest nation in the African continent.


“With this understanding, I have no doubt that with our
joint efforts, we will develop friendly relations and the growing close
cooperation between our countries to the mutual benefit of our people.


“I avail myself of this opportunity to express my heartfelt
wishes for the health and happiness of Your Excellency, as well as, the
well-being and prosperity of the friendly people of Nigeria.”

Meanwhile. Xi Jinping, president of China, Rishi Sunak,
United Kingdom prime minister, Emmanuel Macron, president of France, and
Benjamin Netanyahu, prime minister of Israel, 
are said to be among the world leaders who have congratulated Tinubu on
his election victory.




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