8 May 2017

Acting President Osibanjo Sends Congratulatory Message To French President Elect, Macron

In a report by Channels, Nigeria’s Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday congratulated Mr Emmanuel Macron
on his election as the next President of France.

In a congratulatory letter to the President-elect, Professor Osinbajo said he received the news of the election of the 39-year-old with satisfaction.

He noted that under successive governments, the relations between Nigeria and France had blossomed and expressed optimism that the incoming French Government would further strengthen the bond between both countries.

The Acting President observed that under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, there has been a very close collaboration between Nigeria and France in the war against terror.

Professor Osinbajo added that Macron’s election is a source of inspiration, especially for the French people, and portends a greater future in which the country would continue to play its active role in boosting relations with Europe, Africa and the rest of the world.

He however noted that the Nigerian Government is looking forward to working closely with the President-elect to promote international cooperation, advance peace and security, consolidate mutual trade relations, as well as strengthen economic partnership for the benefit of citizens of both countries.

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