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Nigeria, UAE to strengthen bilateral ties — Buhari

PRESIDENT Buhari has expressed his determination to do more to ensure the growth and intensification of the strategic partnership between Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates.

According to a statement signed today by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President said this in a short interaction with the new Ruler of Abu Dhabi and President of the UAE, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, during a condolence visit to the Presidential Palace on Friday.

Expressing his condolences and that of Nigeria on the demise of the late President Sheikh Khalifah, Buhari also congratulated the new President on his election.

The statement is titled ‘Nigeria, UAE to further extend bilateral ties,’ and read in part, “President Buhari expressed the hope that under Sheikh Mohamed the two countries will continue to actively champion a vision of sustainable security, strengthen counterterrorism cooperation, facilitate trade and investment, and promote prosperity and development.

“In the seven years of the Muhammadu Buhari Presidency, the two countries have actively conducted bilateral dialogues leading to several agreements and Memoranda of Understanding that have paved the way for further cooperation, mutual understanding and progress in many aspects of their bilateral relations.”

The President is expected back to the country today, Saturday.

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