President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, March 20, extended what his spokesperson called sincere congratulations to his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, on his victory in the recent presidential election in the European country.
In a letter on behalf of himself, the government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the president said Putin’s “success for the fourth time in the election is a clear testimony of the confidence” Russians have in his leadership.
He also urged his Russian counterpart to “see this victory as a base to continue to promote international peace and stability”.
President Buhari assured President Putin of “Nigeria’s commitment to a stronger and mutually beneficial relationship with the Russian Federation under your watch”.
He said he looked forward to continuing working with the Russian leader “to strengthen our defence, trade and technology partnerships as well as the promotion of private sector participation in all sectors of our economies”.