S/Arabia, UK, others meet Tinubu, pledge support, solidarity

S/Arabia, UK, others meet Tinubu, pledge support, solidarity

Several countries, on Monday, formally presented goodwill messages and letters of solidarity to President Bola Tinubu at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Special envoys of the countries presented letters to Tinubu after his inauguration as the 16th President of Nigeria.

Among the countries are Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, United States, South Korea, Brazil, Japan, Cape Verde, Somalia, Nicaragua and Israel.

The Saudi Arabian delegation delivered a goodwill message from the Saudi Royal House to the Nigerian president.

While congratulating President Tinubu, the new UK High Commissioner to Nigeria, Richard Montgomery, presented letters from British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, King Charles and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.

The U.S. delegation, led by Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Marcia L. Fudge, paid a courtesy visit to President Tinubu and had a brief bilateral discussion with him.

Also, the South Korean delegation had bilateral discussions with Tinubu.

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Delivering a letter of invitation from South Korean, President Yoon Suk Yeol for Tinubu to visit that country soon.

The delegation also sought increased relations between the two countries.

A special envoy of the Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida equally visited President Tinubu and extended a hand of support and fellowship.

Similarly, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent a delegation which met with Tinubu in Abuja.

Netanyahu expressed willingness to work with Nigeria in the area of fintech.

Others, who met with President Tinubu and pledged cooperation with Nigeria, included delegations from Brazil, Somalia, Cape Verde and Nicaragua.


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