President Muhammadu Buhari is to depart for Istanbul, Turkey, today (Wednesday) to participate in the ninth Summit of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation (D-8) slated for Oct. 20.
Prior to D-8 Summit, President Buhari, at the invitation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, will participate in an official working visit to Ankara, the capital city.
While in Ankara Buhari would have a discussion with his Turkish counterpart while delegations from both countries would hold discussions in various fields including defence cooperation, security, educational and migration issues.
President Buhari would use the occasion of the D-8 Summit to bolster warm and growing ties across a broad range of areas of cooperation with leaders of the D8-member countries.
The Summit with the theme, ‘‘Expanding Opportunities through Cooperation’’, will among other things, focus on cooperation in the areas of agriculture, trade, transport, energy and increased private sector participation among member-countries.
D-8 is a global arrangement rather than a regional one, as the composition of its members reflects.