Nigeria Strengthens Bilateral Relations with Cote d’Ivoire

The President of Cote d’voire Alhasan Quattara on Monday in Abuja commended President Muhammadu Buhari for taking Nigeria out recession.

Quattara gave the commendation when he addressed State House correspondents after a closed door meeting with Buhari at the Presidential Villa.

He said that they discussed how to strengthen existing bilateral relations between Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire.

Ouattara also said that Buhari had accepted to be part of the African Union summit slated for the end of November in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.

He stressed the need to deepen democratic governance in the sub-region, saying his meeting with Buhari focused on political situations in Togo and Liberia.

Quattara arrived the Presidential Villa at about 12.15 p.m. and was introduced to some cabinet ministers and presidential aides by President Buhari before the commencement of their meeting.

Quattara, had on April 20, 2015, met with Buhari, then, as President-Elect, shortly after a meeting with former President Goodluck Jonathan.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the two presidents met officially for the first time since the inauguration of the Buhari administration on May 29, 2015.