Date posted: July 31, 2011
ABUJA, Nigeria – Anatolia News Agency
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç, who attended the Developing 8, or D-8, meeting in Nigeria, shared his impressions of his visit through his Twitter account.
Bülent Arınç met with Nigerian officials and also visited Nigerian Turkish International College, Nigerian Turkish Nile University and the Turkish Embassy building under construction in the Nigerian capital. “I am proud of the achievements of Turkish schools in the international arena,” Arınç said during his visit to Nigerian Turkish Nile University.
Arınç said 350 students were receiving an education at the university opened by Turkish entrepreneurs. “Turkish schools win successfully in the Olympic Games every year” Arınç said.
He shared his impressions on his Twitter account: “I am in Nigeria. I spent time with Nigerian children who are as beautiful as all the kids on earth.” he wrote. Arınç also said that he was proud of the education provided by Turkish schools. “I was told that this school had a 93 percent success rate for passing the university entrance exam this year,” Arınç told his followers on Twitter. “I want to share hope and happiness on faces of these children, who will be the owners of the future,” he said. Arınç also posted two photos of him taken with students.
Arınç arrived in Abuja early on Wednesday to attend the D-8 Council of Ministers meeting, visited Nigerian Turkish Nizamiye Hospital and met Nigerian Vice-President Namadi Sambo.
D-8 is an organization for development cooperation amongBangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey. The objectives of D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation are to improve member states’ positions in the global economy, to diversify and create new opportunities in trade relations and improve standards of living.
Source: Hurriyet Daily News , Thursday, July 14, 2011
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