JUST IN: Buhari Departs Abuja For Spain

PRESIDENT BUHARI DEPARTS ABUJA FOR COP26 IN GLASGOW 1A&B. President Buhari departs Abuja for Glasgow to attend the 26th conference of Parties (COP26) in Scotland. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. OCT 31ST 2021

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja for the capital of Spain, Madrid, on a three-day State visit, his first to the country since he became President.

According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the visit to Spain is on the invitation of the Spanish President, Pedro Sanchez.

He will also, during the visit, meet with the Head of State of the Spanish nation, His Majesty King Felipe VI.

While in Spain, Buhari, who will be embarking on the journey with some senior government officials, will be engaging in diplomatic exercises, which are targeted at enhancing Nigeria’s interest.

“During his engagements with both leaders, the Nigerian President will discuss issues of mutual interest to both countries, which will expectedly result in the signing of Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding on a wide range of topics, geared towards further enhancing the bilateral relations between the two nations.

“Such areas include: Extradition and transfer of convicted persons, Mutual Legal Assistance, Cultural Matters, Cooperation towards fighting crime and enhancing security, as well as issues affecting dependants of diplomatic staff.

 

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