President Buhari plays host to Saudi Arabian Minister of Foreign Affairs

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday played host to the Saudi Arabian Minister of Foreign Affairs at State House, on Tuesday the 7th of September in Abuja, declaring that the oil-rich kingdom has been quite kind to Nigeria.

Receiving HRH Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Al-Saud, the President said with Nigeria’s large population and infrastructural deficit, the country needed all the revenue she could get from oil, a mainstay of the economy,

and Saudi Arabia has been very kind to us, making sacrifices by reducing production to accommodate us several times.

In a press release signed by the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity Femi Adesina, President Buhari noted that the relationship between the two countries is very strong, “and dates back in time, both at the personal and national levels.”
“It is long and steadfast,” the President added.
Prince Al-Saud brought greetings from King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, saying the Kingdom appreciates the relationship with Nigeria, “which dates back 61 years, and we want to strengthen it even further.”

The two countries, he said, have good prospects both economically and politically, not just among the leaders, but also the people.

There’s still a lot we can do together,” the Prince submitted.

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