In his speech at the opening session of the 3rd Turkey-Africa Partnership Summit, held in Istanbul from December 16 to 18, 2021, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as the leader of a country that has been fighting terrorism for nearly 40 years, said they were aware of the security challenges Africans face.
Erdoğan therefore indicated that groups such as Boko Haram, Al-Shabaab and DAESH are not only a problem for a few countries, but they are the common enemy of all.
He also announced that his country is ready to help African nations in their fight against these terrorist groups who kill innocent people.
“We are ready to showcase the cutting edge products of Turkey’s defense industry and its counterterrorism experience for the benefit of our African friends,” Erdoğan said.
The Head of State concluded his speech as follows: “With the conviction that our summit will be crowned with success, I offer my best wishes for the future of the Turkey-Africa partnership. I would like to thank everyone who helped organize the summit and the participants. ”
After the opening session of the summit, during which Erdoğan addressed several topics related to the relationship between his country and the African continent, the leaders gathered for a family photo.