President Muhammadu Buhari departing the country. Twitter

President Muhammadu Buhari has left the country for Istanbul, Turkey where he will be participating in the Ninth Summit of the Developing 8 (D-8) on Friday.

Buhari left the country on Wednesday after presiding over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, with his cabinet members at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

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Prior to the D-8 Summit, President Buhari, at the invitation of President Recep Erdogan of Turkey, would participate in an official working visit to Ankara, the nation’s capital.

Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, had, in a statement on Tuesday, disclosed the President would be attending the event.

The 9th D-8 Summit, themed “Expanding Opportunities through Cooperation”, will among other things, focus on cooperation in the areas of agriculture, trade, transport, energy and increased private sector participation among member-countries.