Erdo?an to embark on 4-country Africa tour on Monday

Ankara Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will embark on Monday on a five-day tour to four African countries including Algeria, Mauritania, Senegal and Mali.

According to a statement issued by the presidential office on Saturday, the Turkish president will hold bilateral talks with his counterparts of these countries as well as attend inter-delegation meetings.

The leaders are expected to discuss regional and international developments, bilateral relations and cooperation. Business forums in Algeria and Senegal will also be held on the sidelines of the visits, the statement said.

It added that Erdogan's visit to Algeria will be the second Turkish presidential trip to the North African nation, while he will pay his first presidential visits to Mauritania and Mali. He will first visit Algeria, then Mauritania on February 28, followed by Senegal and Mali.

Last December, Erdogan paid a four-day official visit to Sudan, Chad and Tunisia. Since 2004, he has paid official visits to 24 African countries, during which numerous bilateral agreements were signed.

Source: International Islamic News Agency