(Ecofin Agency) - Turkey plans to increase its trade with Algeria from about $4 billion currently to $5 billion “very soon,” Algeria’s President Abdelmadjid Tebboune (pictured) reported. The announcement was made during the visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as part of a revitalization of Turkey's economic relations with its African partners, notably Algeria where it is the leading foreign investor.
In 2018, the Turkish Head of State had announced his intention to increase Turkish-Algerian trade to $10 billion over the next few years. During the visit, the two Heads of State concluded agreements aimed at intensifying cooperation in several sectors, including a contract enabling Algeria to supply Turkey with liquefied natural gas (LNG) until 2024. A project for the creation of a free trade area between the two countries was also discussed.
President Erdogan will also visit Senegal and Gambia in particular. His tour is a prelude to the next Africa-Turkey summit scheduled for April 2020.
Moutiou Adjibi Nourou