Relations between Turkey and Guinea Bissau

The Turkish Embassy in Dakar is accredited to Guinea Bissau. Turkey also has an Honorary Consulate in Bissau and Guinea Bissau has two Honorary Consulates in İstanbul and Ankara.

High level meetings

-A delegation headed by H.E. Maria da Concciçao Nobre Cabral, former Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Guinea Bissau, participated at the 1st Turkey-Africa Cooperation Summit, held in August 2008 in Istanbul. H.E. Cabral was received by H.E. Abdullah Gül, former President of the Republic of Turkey.

-H.E. Malam Bacai Sanha, former President of the Republic of Guinea Bissau participated at the 4th United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries held on 9-13 May 2011 in Istanbul and throughout the Conference met with H.E. Abdullah Gül, former President of the Republic of Turkey.

-On 7-10 September 2012, H.E. Faustino Fudut Imbali the former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guinea Bissau visited Ankara for the inauguration of the Honorary Consulate of Guinea Bissau.

-The Turkish delegation who participated in the Conference of Heads of States and Governments of the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP) in Dili, East Timor had a meeting with H.E. Mario Lopes da Rosa, former Foreign Minister of Guinea-Bissau throughout the Conference.

-Former Foreign Minister of Guinea-Bissau, Mario Lopes da Rosa participated in the II. Summit of Turkey-Africa Partnership which was held on 19-21 November 2014, in Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea.

-H.E. Cipriano Cassama, President of the National Assembly of Guinea-Bissau attended the 10th Conference of the Parliamentary Union of the OIC Member States which was hosted by the Grand National Assembly of Turkey on 19-21 November 2015 in İstanbul.

-H.E. Cadi Seidi, former Minister of Health of Guinea-Bissau visited Turkey on 17-19 November 2015 to attend the 5th OIC Conference of Health Ministers.

-H.E. Arthur Silva, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guinea-Bissau visited Istanbul on 23-26 November 2015 to attend the 31th Session of COMCEC.

-H.E. Baciro Dja, former Prime Minister of Guinea Bissau visited Turkey on 14th of October 2016 and met with representatives from private sector.

-Former Turkish Ambassador to Dakar, H.E. Nilgün Erdem Arı met with H.E. Cipriano Cassama, President of the National Assembly of Guinea-Bissau and H.E. Sissoco Embalo, former Prime Minister of Guinea Bissau in Dakar on 20 th of October 2016.

-H.E. Mamadou Sano, Ambassador and Special Representative of H.E. President Mario Vaz visited Turkey on 27th of March 2018 and met with H.E. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs.

The trade volume between Turkey and Guinea Bissau amounted to 4,72 million USD in 2017.

The “Security Cooperation Agreement” between Turkey and Guinea Bissau was signed on February, 2014.

In 2014, a Memorandum of Understanding on Civil Aviation was signed between the two countries.

Through Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA), Turkey is providing development assistance to Guinea Bissau in various domains. For further detail, please visit http://www.tika.gov.tr/en.

Turkey has provided 11 scholarships to students of Guinea Bissau for the 2017-2018 academic period, as part of the Turkey Scholarships program. 133 scholarships have been granted since 1992.