President Mulatu Teshome held talks on Thursday with a delegation of African diplomats residing in Ankara, Turkey.
Nigerian Ambassador to Turkey and leader of the delegation, Ambassador Ahmed Mallammadori said on the occasion that the purpose of the visit is to felicitate with the people of Ethiopia over the presidency of Dr. Mulatu.
He said the African Diplomatic Group in Ankara, Turkey believe that the President will bring all the attributes, character and experience that he garnered and exhibited in his previous capacities to bear in the service to Ethiopia and Africa.
The Ambassador said when one of the African diplomats is departing at the end of his/her tour of duty the Group has the tradition of giving the departing diplomat a parting memento, usually at a farewell lunch or dinner.
In this instance, the Group has been offered a platform to honor Dr. Mulatu in the presence and full view of the Ethiopian public who he has served in various capacities, consistently.
The President for his part said he would work hard to further boost existing cooperation between African countries and Turkey.
African countries should work hard to further deepen the political and socioeconomic cooperation with Turkey and increase Turkish investment in Africa, according to a high level official who attended the meeting.