Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu met with Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki in Eritrea's capital, Asmara, as part of his African tour.
Davutoglu briefed Afwerki about his recent visit to the countries of the African Horn, telling the president that Turkey attached great importance to the region.
Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Davutoglu said his talks with Afwerki took up issues between Ethiopia and Eritrea as well as bilateral relations between Turkey and Eritrea.
Davutoglu also said Turkey planned to open an embassy in Eritrea in 2013.
Afwerki, on his part, praised Turkey's aid to Somalia, saying that Turkey had no "secret agenda" in its approach to Somali or to the region.