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Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has praised the European Union (EU) for its diverse support to Nigeria, including humanitarian and trade relations.
Buhari sent his appreciations in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, at State House, Abuja, Buhari spoke while receiving in a farewell audience, the Ambassador/ Head of the EU Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS, His Excellency Ketil Karlsen.
He appreciated the fact that the EU remains the largest trading partner with Nigeria, while members of the Union equally remain the largest investors.
He thanked the outgoing Ambassador for facilitating the visits of French and German leaders during his tour of duty, noting that it was during Prime Minister Angela Merkel’s visit that the door to a relationship with Siemens of Germany on power was opened.
Karlsen, who spent four years in the country, said he enjoyed “excellent collaboration” with President Buhari, and with Nigeria, saying the cooperation included trade, military, humanitarian assistance, and many others.
AFRICA TODAY NEWS, NEW YORK