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Buhari returns to Abuja after state visit to Portugal

The five-day state visit to the city of Lisbon culminated in the signing of MoUs in diverse sectors between Nigeria and Portugal.

• July 3, 2022
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday returned to Abuja after a five-day state visit to Lisbon, where Nigeria and Portugal signed MoUs in diverse sectors.

While in Lisbon, he held several bilateral engagements which culminated into the signing of Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding between Nigeria and Portugal.

The MoUs signed include Political Consultations; Diplomatic Training, Research and the Exchange of Information and Documentation.

Cooperation in the field of Culture; and Cooperation in the Field of Women and Girls Development, Empowerment and Gender Affairs; and Youths and Sports.

President Buhari, had earlier met with Nigerians living in Portugal, and berated diasporans who use social media to insult and incite from a safe and anonymous distance.

During a seminar between Nigeria and Portugal businesses, Mr Buhari also called for an increase in the volume of trade with Portugal and diversification to non-oil products.

President Buhari also expressed the readiness of Nigeria to fill the natural gas gaps in Europe predicated by the current Russian war against Ukraine.

The president on Friday met with Carlos Moedas, Mayor of Lisbon and City Council Members, where he expressed gratitude and appreciation to them for accommodating Nigerians and those fleeing the war in Ukraine.

The president’s media aide, Garba Shehu, in a statement, said the Nigerian leader thanked Mr Moedas for graciously receiving the Nigerian delegation.

(NAN)

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