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Foreign Minister of Guinea pays an official visit to Turkey.

Foreign Minister of Guinea pays an official visit to Turkey.

Mr. Ahmet Davutoğlu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey in İstanbul met with Mr. Lounceny Fall, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guinea who paid an official visit to Turkey, on April 5, 2013.

At the meeting, bilateral relations and regional issues concerning the African continent were discussed and views were exchanged on international developments.

Speaking at the joint press conference Foreign Minister Davutoğlu said that bilateral relations between Turkey and Guinea are now in a process of rapid progress with the opening of embassies in Conakry and Ankara this year. Underlining the goal to further develop bilateral cooperation in every field, Foreign Minister Davutoğlu mentioned that the two countries focus on the completion of the legal basis of the bilateral relation and in this context, it is foreseen to finalize the negotiations of the various agreements such as avoidance of double taxation, promotion of investments, cultural cooperation, and civil aviation by the end of this year. Foreign Minister Davutoğlu thanked Guinea for its support to Turkey’s candidacies in the international organizations.

“Turkey's policy of opening up to new geographies is followed with appreciation” said Foreign Minister Davutoğlu referring to the historical ties between Turkey and Africa as well as the wide opportunities of Africa in terms of trade and economy stated that with the intensified mutual visits there is an ongoing activity in relations between Turkey and Africa.

The Guest Minister said that Guinea intends to found a good cooperation model with Turkey. He also mentioned that Turkey’s newly opened Embassy in Guinea is a strong signal of developing advanced relations and this step will provide opportunities to establish new cooperation areas particularly in mining and trade, between the two countries