From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja

 

President Bola Tinubu has received the Special Envoy of the President of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, at the State House, Abuja, and reaffirmed Nigeria’s commitment to enhancing maritime security and safety in the Gulf of Guinea.

According to a statement issued by Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, the Special Presidential Envoy and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Simeon Oyono Esono Angue, had conveyed a message from President Mbasogo requesting a state visit by President Tinubu, emphasising the need to revitalize the Nigeria-Equatorial Guinea Joint Commission.

Additionally, he stressed the significance of encouraging increased collaboration in a number of areas, such as trade and oil and gas industry.

Responding, President Tinubu, reaffirmed the longstanding bilateral ties between Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea, describing the relations as strong and brotherly.

He recalled his previous meeting with President Mbasogo, during which they discussed strategies for enhancing economic relations, particularly in the context of ocean and marine economy, and collaborating to address the challenges posed by climate change.

He expressed confidence that the formal meetings between the two nations would lead to further strengthening of their relationship.

“Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea are brotherly nations, and we enjoy very longstanding mutual relations. I am sure when next we meet formally; the relationship between our countries will grow from strength to strength,” President Tinubu said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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