Turkish and Nigerian first ladies meet to discuss women’s empowerment and cultural exchanges

The Turkish and Nigerian first ladies met in Istanbul on Saturday to discuss women’s empowerment and cultural exchanges.

Emine Erdogan, wife of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, met with Oluremi Tinubu, wife of Nigerian President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Oluremi Tinubu visited Istanbul at the invitation of Emine Erdogan, and the two met at the Vahdettin Pavilion.

During the meeting, Tinubu expressed her gratitude to Erdogan for the invitation and hospitality.

Erdogan congratulated Tinubu and her husband, who took office a year ago.

Highlighting Nigeria’s rich culture and people, Erdogan emphasized Nigeria’s importance as a friendly country to Türkiye and expressed her belief that relations would strengthen and grow under Tinubu’s tenure.

Erdogan noted Türkiye’s sincere relations with African countries and stated their commitment to providing support and assistance to African countries.

Tinubu acknowledged Erdogan’s special interest and support for Africa and stated that she is closely monitoring her initiatives.

Erdogan told Tinubu about the Africa Handicrafts and Culture House, which sells handmade products by African women and gives the women the proceeds.

Tinubu commended the project, stating that Nigeria’s diverse ethnic groups and languages ​​contribute to Nigeria’s cultural wealth and expressed her pleasure in promoting this wealth through the Africa Handicrafts and Culture House project.