Turkey to Conduct Mineral Exploration Activities in Niger
The Turkish General Directorate of Mineral Research and Exploration (MTA) will carry out mineral exploration activities in Niger under a cooperation agreement between the two countries signed Monday.
Exploration activities will take place in the West African country’s geochemistry, geophysics and drilling projects, said Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Dönmez who signed the agreement on behalf of Turkey.
The two countries are also eyeing cooperation in production activities that will generate jobs for both countries, Daily Sabah reports.
Niger welcomed the agreement. The country’s Mines and Industrial Development Minister Hassane Baraze Moussa indicated that the cooperation is a “concrete indicator of the historical relations between the two countries.”
MTA is present in 17 African countries, including in Sudan, where it operates in the field of energy and mining.