Celebrating Africa Day
Today, we celebrate Africa Day with enthusiasm in the Continent and in Türkiye. We remember with appreciation African nations coming together under a single roof on May 25th, 1963. Despite the historical injustices during colonial times, global apathy towards natural disasters and famine, and unacceptable external interferences, the strength of African nations to withstand these enormous challenges is outstanding. African nations see us as a reliable partner and a close friend. Turkish Airlines, continues to reunite Africa with the rest of the world, and recovering from the effects of the pandemic, currently flies to 44 destinations in 35 African countries.
As a strategic partner of the African Union (AU), we have jointly organized three Summits on Türkiye-Africa Partnership in 2008, 2014 and 2021. Türkiye, also by hosting the UN Technology Bank is proud to be an important development partner for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in implementing UN Sustainable Development Goals. Our shared vision in global issues also plays an important role in advancement of Türkiye-Africa relations. It is a collective responsibility to work for maintaining a peaceful, stable and secure Africa. We applaud the robust and innovative policies and programmes introduced by the African Union to expedite the development of the Continent.
Even during the most turbulent times, Türkiye continued to be in solidarity with the Continent. Owing to our centuries-old historical, cultural and human relations, we will continue to be in unity and solidarity with African countries as strong partners. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu is the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Türkiye
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