Tuesday, 3 May 2016

80 YEAR OLD PAUL BIYA BEGINS OFFICIAL VISIT TO NIGERIA TODAY


President Paul Biya of Cameroon will, at the invitation of President Muhammadu Buhari, begin a two-day state visit to Nigeria today.

According to a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in Abuja, on Monday, Biya, who would be accompanied by his wife, Chantal and senior Cameroonian government officials, would be received by afternoon at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, by President Buhari.

Both leaders and their officials would confer on issues of common interest to Nigeria and Cameroon, including ongoing bilateral and regional cooperation against terrorism, violent extremism and cross-border crimes.

It is expected that new agreements to strengthen existing ties, as well as trade and economic relations between Nigeria and Cameroon, would be concluded and signed before the end of the visit.

A joint communiqué on the visit and the talks between the two presidents and their officials will be issued before President Biya’s departure from Abuja tomorrow.

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