• UK, US, others pledge support for Tinubu administration

    Uk us others pledge support for tinubu administration - nigeria newspapers online
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    A number of Western countries wrote on Monday to formally express their readiness to work with President Bola Tinubu.

    The letters were presented to the president by special envoys and heads of missions of the countries shortly after his inauguration as the 16th President of Nigeria.

    The countries included United Kingdom, United States, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Brazil, South Korea, Israel, Cape Verde, Somalia and Nicaragua.

    This was contained in a statement issued in Abuja by the president’s media officer, Tunde Rahman.

    While congratulating the newly sworn-in president, the new UK High Commissioner to Nigeria, Richard Montgomery, officially handed over the goodwill letters from British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, King Charles and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.

    The US delegation led by Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Marcia L. Fudge, just as her South Korean counterpart, also paid a courtesy call on Tinubu and had a brief bilateral discussion with him.

    While delivering the letter of invitation from South Korean, President Yoon Suk Yeol for Tinubu to visit his country, the delegation also sought increase relations between the two countries.

    The Saudi Arabian delegation, on its part, also pledged support through a goodwill message issued by the Saudi Royal House.

    A special envoy of the Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida equally paid a call on President Tinubu and extended a hand of support and fellowship.

    In the same vein, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent a delegation which met with Tinubu and expressed willingness to work with the country in the area of fin-tech.

    Other delegation who met with Tinubu included representatives from Brazil, Somali, Cape Verde and Nicaragua.

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