German Chancellor, Merkel congratulates Buhari on re-election

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President Buhari and Chancellor Angela Merkel

By Ismaila Chafe

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called President Muhammadu Buhari to congratulate him on his resounding victory in the Feb. 23 presidential election.

A statement by Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, in Abuja on Tuesday, said Merkel pledged to continue cooperation with Nigeria on peace and security.

Merkel also pledged to promote investment and trade between Germany and Nigeria for sustainable economic development.

The statement quoted Buhari as thanking the German Chancellor for her spirited efforts in combating irregular migration on the continent, lauding the policy of assisting immigrants in need.


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