President MUHAMMADU BUHARI will today depart Abuja for Istanbul, Turkey, to participate in the ninth Summit of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation, D-8, slated for October 20.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, FEMI ADESINA, made this known to newsmen in a statement issued in Abuja yesterday.
Prior to the D-8 Summit, the statement disclosed that President BUHARI will at the invitation of President RECEP TAYYIP ERDOGAN of Turkey, participate in an official working visit to Ankara, the capital city.
While in Ankara, he would have a discussion with his Turkish counterpart while delegations from both countries would hold discussions in various fields including defence cooperation, security, educational and migration issues.
Aside Nigeria, other D8-member countries include: Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Pakistan and Turkey.
The Summit with the theme, ‘‘Expanding Opportunities through Cooperation’’, will among other things, focus on cooperation in the areas of agriculture, trade, transport, energy and increased private sector participation among member-countries.