Nigeria to deepen bilateral ties with Niger

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Nigerian leader, President Muhammadu Buhari, assured on Friday the government and people of Niger Republic that his administration will boost the growing bilateral ties between Nigeria and its northern neighbor (Niger), especially in the field of agriculture.

Receiving a Special Envoy of President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, President Buhari said that his government will closely look at the message from his Nigerien counterpart, which he said was aimed at enhancing and deepening the existing cooperation in agriculture between the two countries.

President Buhari, who hoped for good rains in both countries, said that it will boost food production and avert the spectre of hunger.

The President also used the occasion to congratulate the government and people of Niger on the successful conclusion of the country’s election and the swearing in of President Issoufou for a second term in office.

The Special Envoy of President Issoufou and Senior Minister of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, Albada Abouba, said he had been sent to convey his country’s gratitude to Nigeria for its continuing support and cooperation, especially in the field of agriculture.

He said President Issoufou was optimistic that existing bilateral ties will continue to get better under the current leadership in the two countries.

Photo credit: The News Nigeria

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