Buhari, Turkish President Erdogan Sign Partnership Agreement on Youth Development

• Nigerian and Turkish Sports Ministers to supervise implementation

President Muhammadu Buhari and his Turkish counterpart, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on Wednesday, signed an agreement on cooperation aimed at fostering friendly relations to strengthen and promote youth development between both countries.

The partnership is expected to cover areas such as Youth Exchange Programmes; Conflict resolution among vulnerable youth groups; Civic education and mentoring; Youth technical and vocational capacity building; Information Communications Technology (ICT); Capacity building for youth development staff; Training youth delegations amongst others.

For the purpose of executing the agreement, a Turkey-Nigeria experts committee comprising 5 senior officials from each country’s Ministry of Youth Development will be established. Their purview entails preparing and monitoring the cooperation program, evaluating the progress of cooperation activities between both countries and negotiating all other issues that pertains to the agreement whilst suggesting proposals on methods of cooperation. 

The implementation of the agreement will be supervised by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare and his Turkish counterpart, Mehmet Kasapoglu.

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