President Buhari Lays Wreath at the Tomb of Turkey’s Founding Father

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, laid a wreath at the mausoleum of Turkey’s founding Father, Mustapha Kemal Ataturk in Ankara.

This was part of activities line up for the President who is on an official visit to Turkey where he would attend the Developing-8 summit on Friday.

President Buhari also visited Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the Presidential Palace, Ankara, where he attended a luncheon held in his honour.

The President also signed the official Anitkabir memorial Book of Honour at the Misaki-i Milli Kulesi (National Pact Tower), within the precincts of the mausoleum, and toured the museum.

President Buhari later took to his Twitter and wrote: ‘‘It is an honour and privilege to visit Anitkabir, the mausoleum of a great patriotic, visionary and courageous leader who shaped modern Turkey, during my official working visit to Ankara and the ninth D-8 summit in Istanbul.

“I pay my profound respect to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, founder of the Republic of Turkey and the first President from 1923 until his death in 1938.

‘‘I am pleased with the friendly relations between Turkey and Nigeria, which has grown in leaps and bounds over the years.

“I look forward to a more fruitful cooperation between our governments and people in areas of mutual concern and interests, for the benefit of our people.’’

(Tori)

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