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Nigeria, Guinea Bissau to improve on existing cordial relations

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Nigeria will raise the existing cordial relations with the Republic of Guinea Bissau…

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Nigeria will raise the existing cordial relations with the Republic of Guinea Bissau to meet the strategic and economic priorities of the two countries.Speaking when he hosted President Umaro Sissons Embalo to a Ramadan Iftar dinner (breaking of fast) at the State House, Abuja on Thursday, President Buhari described the relationship between Nigeria and Guinea Bissau and their leaders as “robust and stable” and commended Embalo as a brother and a true friend of Nigeria, endowed with a good vision for his own country and its people.

A statement by the presidential spokesman, Mr. Garba Shehu, quoted President Embalo, who is in Nigeria for a two-day official visit to Nigeria, as saying that the trajectory of the bilateral relations indicated a bright future for the two countries and the entire West African sub-region.

He thanked President Buhari for the role he played in the stabilisation of his country, and that s that Guinea Bissau had been on the agenda of ECOWAS in the last 20 years.

President Embalo expressed delight that his country was no longer a problem for its neighbours and stated that the best period to visit and say “thank you” and express his country’s appreciation to President Buhari was the period of the Ramadan.

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