17 June 2019

Nigeria: Pres, Weah Returns Following Visit to Nigeria

President George Weah, has returned to the country following a three-day visit to Abuja, the Federal Republic of Nigeria, an Executive Mansion release has said.

According to the release, President Weah and other world leaders on June 12, 2019, attended Nigeria's Democracy Day, and ceremonies climaxing President Muhammadu Buhari's inauguration.

Buhari was inaugurated on May 29, 2019, but opted to climax his inauguration with the celebration of the country's Democracy Day where he delivered his inaugural oration.

Presidents Weah and Buhari held a tête-à-tête after which they spoke to journalists on Thursday, June 13, at the Presidential Villa. Both leaders discussed the need to solidify relations between the two nations towards advancing diplomatic ties, and promoting security, trade, investments and economic advancement of their respective peoples and countries.

President Weah, according to the release, hailed President Buhari and the people of Nigeria for holding successful elections and upholding democracy.

He said democracy is cardinal to the development and growth of any nation.

President Buhari expressed gratitude to his Liberian counterpart, and his delegation for honoring his invitation.

He assured President Weah of Nigeria's commitment to harnessing diplomatic ties between the two countries, and ensuring Nigerians' investment in Liberia.

On the margins of the ceremonies, President Weah also held discussions with the Presidents of Senegal and Namibia.


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