July 26, (THEWILL) – President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said that Nigeria values ties with her long-time allies and will continue to lubricate the relationships.
Buhari spoke when he received the outgoing Ambassadors of Spain, and The State of Qatar, in separate audiences on Monday in Abuja.
The President, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, told the outgoing Spanish Ambassador, Marcelino Ansorena, that Spain would ever remain relevant in the developed world.
He said Nigeria was glad to have developed relations with Spain in areas of trade, technology, education, and other spheres of life.
“Generation after generation, we have been together, and we will continue to build on the relationship,” he said.
In his remarks, Ansorena disclosed that his four years in Nigeria were pleasurable ones, adding that relations between the countries “continue to be excellent.”
He promised to be a new Ambassador of Nigeria to Spain, pledging that his country would continue to invest more in agriculture, food processing, and fight human trafficking.
The outgoing Ambassador commended Nigeria’s democracy, saying it has consolidated, “and will continue to grow.”
The Nigerian leader also told the outgoing Ambassador of The State of Qatar, Abdulaziz Al-Muhanadi that relations between the two countries had been strong and credible, particularly as oil-producing nations.
He noted that Nigeria and Qatar were closely related, and the ties would be maintained.
Al-Muhanadi thanked the President for the support extended to him, to make his tour of duty successful.