Turkey and the West African country of Senegal have set a target to increase their bilateral trade volume to $1 billion.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was in Senegal on Tuesday said his country attaches immense significance to improving relations with the West African country.

“We attach importance to improving our relations with Senegal, which is both a significant partner and valuable friend. We had previously set trade targets of $250 and $400 million. We are now eying ambitious $1 billion target in mid-term following Tuesday’s talks,” he said while addressing the Turkey-Senegal Business forum.

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