Senate President of Nigeria, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki and the Ambassador of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Nigeria, Fahad Sefyan, have both reached an agreement over working towards strengthening the economic ties between Nigeria and Saudi Arabia.
Saraki and Sefyan struck the agreement during the Ambassador’s visit to the Senate President in his National Assembly Complex office, Abuja.
In his welcome address, Dr. Saraki remarked that a very good relationship exists between Nigeria and Saudi Arabia and noted that both countries want to build on the relationship.
He said, “This is based on culture, religion and many things and I think we want to continue building on that relationship. We continue to treasure this beneficial exchange. What remains is for us to have robust, thriving mutually beneficial business and investment-related exchange.”
He stressed further that the urge to ameliorate the relationship had become mandatory due to the election of President Muhammadu Buhari as Nigeria’s President and King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud’s emergence as Saudi Arabia’s King.
He said both leaders have great aspiration to build on the economic relationship between the two countries.
He said, “I want to assure you on behalf of the Senate and the Senators here that Nigeria highly appreciates the relationship with the Kingdom and also to urge you to pass our best wishes to King Salman. I want to assure you that we will continue to build on the strong points of the existing relationship between Nigeria and Saudi Arabia. I know when I was a Governor, I visited the Kingdom to look at its milk production and to see how the experience can be brought to Nigeria to help us. There are a lot of opportunities I see there and I believe once we can develop a more robust relationship, a lot of things will happen.”
While reacting to this development, Sefyan disclosed he came to Nigeria to further facilitate the relationship between both countries and as such, the Nigerians can be rest assured that Saudi Arabia will partner with their country in the rebuilding process of the economy