Venezuela seeks stronger bilateral ties with Nigeria

President of  the Republic of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro
President of the Republic of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro

The President of the Republic of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, has called for stronger bilateral ties between that country and Nigeria.

Maduro made this known when the new Nigerian Ambassador to Venezuela, Amb. Martin Cobham, presented his Letters of Credence to the President in Caracas.

A statement from the Nigerian Embassy in Caracas made available to newsmen in Abuja said that Maduro, also called for sustained interaction with Africa.

The President called for the opening of new vistas in areas of mutual benefits for the development of the two countries.

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Cobham in his response conveyed the fraternal greetings from President Muhammadu Buhari to Maduro.

He pledged to collaborate with the relevant officials of the country to sustain the existing bilateral ties and further deepen partnership as spelt out in various MOUs and Agreements of the two countries.

The envoy also solicited support from his host to enable him succeed in his assignment.

Venezuela established diplomatic relations with Nigeria in 1965.