Buhari congratulates Trudeau on election victory

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, on his election victory.

A statement by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity) said in Abuja on Wednesday that the President also felicitated with the Liberal Party of Canada and Canadians generally on the outcome of the Federal election in the country.

It noted that as a major trading partner, with Nigeria-Canada trade totalling $948.4 million in 2018, President Buhari looked forward to a continued relationship with Prime Minister Trudeau across a wide range of shared values and interests.

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Buhari recalled that the visit of Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, to Nigeria in October 2018, provided an opportunity for Nigeria to appreciate the humanitarian assistance of Canada to civilian populations affected by the Boko Haram insurgency.

The statement added that with the common membership of Nigeria and Canada in the Global Counter-Terrorism Forum and several other international organisations, Buhari was trusting that both countries would continue to stand together on issues of peace and security that guaranteed a better and more secure world for all.

 


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