President Buhari congratulates Russia’s Putin on his re-election

Timothy Choji, Abuja

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Vladimir Putin

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended sincere congratulations to President Vladimir Putin of Russia on his victory in the recent Presidential election.

In a letter on behalf of himself, the government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the President said Putin’s success for the fourth time in the election “is a clear testimony of the confidence Russians have in his leadership.”

He also urged his Russian counterpart to see this victory as a base to continue to promote international peace and stability.

President Buhari assured President Putin of Nigeria’s commitment to a stronger and mutually beneficial relation with the Russian Federation “under your watch.”

He said he looked forward to continue working with the Russian leader “to strengthen our defence, trade and technical partnerships as well as promotion of private sector participation in all sectors of our economies.”

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