Saudi Arabia, Nigeria partner to tackle security challenges

Martha Obi, Abuja

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The Saudi Arabian government has reiterated its commitment to partner with Nigeria in tackling security challenges in the country.

The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan- Ali made this known in Abuja during the meeting with Saudi Arabia delegates in Abuja.

The Minister said Nigeria has always been enjoying a cordial relationship with the kingdom of Saudi Arabia and both countries have continued to collaborate in various areas of mutual interest including military relations.

The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan- Ali noted that “Nigeria is involved in the Saudi Arabia led Islamic Military Alliance to fight global terrorism and that the country looks forward to benefiting from participating in the alliance”.

The Minister also said that “the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia intervention in the country by the provision of various humanitarian needs such as relief materials, food aid, health services, supporting education and providing means of decent living for displaced people affected by crises is commendable”.

The Team Leader, Saudi Arabia, Mr Nasser Bin Mutaq  assured Nigeria that its government would continue to support them by providing humanitarian assistance to Internally Displaced Persons in the country.

The Team Leader, Saudi Arabia, Mr Nasser Bin Mutaq said the Saudi Arabian government would continue to support them by providing humanitarian assistance to Internally Displaced Persons in the country.

Mr Mutaq said that “the Saudi Arabian delegation came to see other areas it could be of help in the fight against insurgency in the North East Nigeria”.

The Nigerian Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan- Ali, appreciated the Saudi Arabian government for being Nigeria’s dependable ally.

 

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