Salvadoran president to meet Erdogan in Turkey this week


SAN SALVADOR, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele will travel to Turkey this week to meet his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a bid to boost mutual cooperation and investment in the Central American country, the Central American country said on Tuesday. the government.

Bukele’s visit will take place in Ankara between Thursday and Friday, and will include meetings with business leaders and the placing of a floral offering at the monument to Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the Turkish republic.

“El Salvador explored opportunities for Turkish companies to invest in El Salvador, particularly in energy and tourism, exposing the benefits of the coastal strategy known as surf town“, the Salvadoran government said in a statement.

Critics have accused both veteran Erdogan and Bukele of seeking to concentrate excessive power and undermining institutional checks and balances on their authority.

Erdogan has had great success at the polls, while Bukele, a 40-year-old bitcoin supporter with Palestinian ancestry on his father’s side, is one of the most popular leaders in the Americas, according to opinion polls.

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Reporting by Nelson Renteria; edited by Dave Graham and Grant McCool

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