President’s visit to Saudi Arabia, a great success – Ambassador

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Amina Mohammed,
The visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by Nigeria’s President Muhammdu Buhari, was greatly successful by all standards.
The Saudi Arabia Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Adnan Bostaji stated this while explainig that the ties between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Federal Republic of Nigeria are charactetized by friendliness and cooperation.
He said this co-operation was in various fields over the past decades and under the leadership of both countries, in the best interest of their citizens.
He further reiterated that there was a remarkable progress during President Buhari’s recent visit to the Kingdom, where he attended and participated in the Future Investment Summit held in Riyadh, alongside a number of world leaders.
The visit culminated with the meeting between the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz, and President Muhammadu Buhari, and both leaders applauded the strong ties between the two countries and stressed on the importance of enhancing the ties in all fields.
He said it would also strengthen cooperation between both countries on combatting terrorism, and coordinating their work on international and regional matters of common interest to both countries.
The Envoy also said that President Muhammadu Buhari, alongside his accompanying delegation, also met with His Royal Highness, the Crown Prince, Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdul-Aziz, on ways of strengthening bilateral relations and cooperation on energy and investment.
He said a number of regional and international issues were also raised alongside efforts being made in so far.
During the meeting, agreement was reached on establishing a Saudi-Nigerian  Council with the aim of enhancing mutual investment and supporting developmental projects in Nigeria, in all sectors: oil sector and other vital non-oil sectors.
“This will contribute to the realization of development and progress in Nigeria,” he said.
 Ambassador Adnan added that with this kind of visit, there would be improvement in relations between both countries and in elevating the relations to wider horizons in the near future, which in turn would enhance the common interests of both countries.
Lateefah Ibrahim