Buhari meets with king of Jordan, talks on plans to strengthen Nigeria's economy

Buhari meets with king of Jordan, talks on plans to strengthen Nigeria's economy

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday, April 6, held a bilateral meeting with King of Jordan, King Abdullahi II bin Al-Hussein on the sideline of the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa in Amman, Jordan.

The meeting was in a move to strengthen the country's economy through partnership between both countries.

A statement by Femi Adesina said President Buhari extended appreciation to the king of Jordan for the continuous support Nigeria received from the country in the fight against terrorism.

According to the president, the investment in Nigeria’s peace and security will always be remembered.

The statement said President Buhari noted the international support Nigeria got, particularly from Jordan, saying this showed a commitment to making the world a more harmonious and peaceful place where people can live and pursue their interests without fear.

According to him, the support and encouragement enabled the military to degrade terrorism adding that both Nigeria and Jordan would need to strengthen trade relations by exploring areas of competitive advantage.

The King of Jordan, in his remarks, said his country will continue to support Nigeria with hardware to ensure that the global war against terrorism is successfully prosecuted.

The monarch said the long term bilateral relations between both countries will be strengthened in trade and innovative ideas that will benefit citizens.

Legit.ng understands that President Buhari also met with the minister of energy, industry and mineral resources of Saudi Arabia and chairman of Saudi Aramco, Khalid A Al-Falih, assuring him that Nigeria remains committed to the terms of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), especially on the quota system.

The Saudi Arabian minister, according to the statement, congratulated the President for winning re-election for a second term, assuring him that Saudi Arabia will continue to support Nigeria in its effort to maintain peace and ensure prosperity for its citizens.

Recall that Legit.ng earlier reported that the president in his speech at the World Economic Forum said there is the need for collaboration between sovereign nations.

He said: "In this digital age where physical borders no longer exist to protect even the most secured nations, the only way to overcome predatory and divisionary forces is for all well-meaning nations to work together for the greater good of mankind.

"Simply put, cooperation amongst sovereign nations is no longer a choice. It is an absolute necessity.

Legit.ng also gathered that on Saturday, April 6, at the same economic forum with world leaders said that no state in Nigeria is currently under the control and influence of Boko Haram insurgent group.

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Buhari said that his administration is doing everything possible to conquer the war against terrorism in Nigeria, adding that the military has recaptured all territories held by Boko Haram in 2014 and also freed thousands of Nigerians held against their will by the insurgent group.

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