Minister Counsellor of the Embassy of Senegal visited the General Directorate of EU and Foreign Affairs

Minister Counsellor Cheikh Diallo and First Secretary Maktar Sadio from the Embassy of Senegal to Ankara visited General Directorate of EU and Foreign Affairs on 7 June 2018 and had a meeting with Director-General Dr. Selami Kılıç.

During the meeting, Minister Counsellor Cheikh Diallo stated the followings: 
-There is a good cooperation ongoing between the two countries and this cooperation is further developed with the visit of the President of the Republic of Turkey in February 2018, 
-They would like to discuss the prospective cooperation areas between two countries,
-They would like to invite the Health Minister of the Republic of Turkey, as guest of honor, or a delegation from the Ministry for the 9th SISDAK International Expo on Health and Medical Equipment to be held in Dakar on 18-21 July 2018, 
-The exhibition would make great contribution to the promotion of the Turkish medicine, construction and medical equipment sector. 

On the other hand, Director-General Dr. Selami Kılıç stated the followings: 
-There is an Agreement between two countries, signed by Prof. Awe Marie Coll Seck, Health Minister of that time, during the 6th ICHM held in Istanbul in 2015, but the cooperation is not on the desirable level in spite of the Agreement and the health activities are mainly performed by means of TIKA, 
-It must be known that cooperation in the field of PPP would take some time,
-Participation of the Health Minister in the International Expo would be very difficult due to general elections to be held on 24 June 2018, but a delegation from the Turkish Medicines and Medical Devices Agency may attend the Expo, 
-We attach importance to cooperation with Senegal and we know that Senegal is a center of attraction in its region, 
-We are ready to cooperate with Senegal especially in the fields of joint health weeks, capacity building trainings of the healthcare professionals and health system strengthening.