AFK10 Final Declaration


10th International Turkish - African Congress with its main theme “Trade, Investment and Competition in Africa: New Opportunities” was organized by the African Institute of TASAM (Turkish Asian Center for Strategic Studies) in co-operation with the Senegalese Government`s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the West African Monetary and Economic Union, in Dakar, Senegal on 19 - 21 November 2015.
Within the scope of the congress, five sessions were organized under the following themes: “Africa’s Economic Outlook”, “Trade in Africa”, “Africa’s Investment Map and Sectorial Distribution”, “Africa’s Competitive Outlook”, “Turkey - Africa Relations: Opportunities and Expectations”.
During the opening ceremony, Ambassador (R) Mr. Murat BİLHAN, Vice-Chairman of TASAM welcomed the participants and inaugurated the congress. Ms. Khoudia MBAYE, Minister for Investment Promotion, Partnerships and Development of State - TV services of the Republic of Senegal, Ms. Nilgün ERDEM ARI, the Turkish Ambassador in Dakar, on behalf of Mr. Feridun SİNİRLİOĞLU, the Foreign Minister of The Republic of Turkey and Mr. Mankeur NDIAYE, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Senegal, gave speeches on the importance of the event for Turkey and for the countries in Africa. 
The congress was attended by various ministries and undersecretaries from Senegal and Turkey, the African Union, expert institutions, Africa’s prominent regional economic organizations, financial institutions, African Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Investment Incentive Centers, Free Economic Zones, Business World Umbrella Organizations, Consulting Corporations, Investment Companies and Mission Representatives of African Countries in Ankara and in Dakar. Representatives from various international organizations and Ambassadors accredited to Senegal have also attended.