Published October 19,2021
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was welcomed by his Togolese counterpart Faure Gnassingbe in the capital Lome on Tuesday with an official ceremony.
Before the leaders began their talks, the national anthems of both countries were played during the ceremony at the presidential palace.
The Turkish president also saluted the guard of honor at the ceremonial ground.
Erdoğan and Gnassingbe also introduced their delegations to each other.
The ceremony was also attended by senior Turkish officials, including Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Dönmez, National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, Trade Minister Mehmet Muş, Communications Director Fahrettin Altun, presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalın, and others.
The visit to Togo is part of the Turkish leader’s three-day African tour, which began in Luanda, Angola’s capital, on Monday.
Erdoğan’s African tour, which also includes Nigeria, is considered significant for new cooperation opportunities in Africa.