Nigeria Seeks Increased Bilateral Cooperation With Hungary

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, says he looks forward to increased bilateral cooperation between Nigeria and Hungary, since both countries have a lot in common. President … Continue reading Nigeria Seeks Increased Bilateral Cooperation With Hungary


Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, says he looks forward to increased bilateral cooperation between Nigeria and Hungary, since both countries have a lot in common.

President Buhari made the statement on Friday at a meeting with the Vice Prime Minister of Hungary, Mr Zsolt Semjen, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

He said that his administration would welcome the strengthening and expansion of cooperation between both countries in the areas of security and agricultural development.

“Hungary faces some immigration challenges today, just like other parts of Europe. We also have our challenges in the North-Eastern part of Nigeria.

“Hungary is able to fully understand our problems, and we can work together,” President Buhari said.

“Not Islamic”

Vice Prime Minister Semjen congratulated Nigeria on its last general elections and told President Buhari that Hungary looked forward to signing agreements with Nigeria on more bilateral cooperation.

He said that terrorism was a global challenge and pledged that his country would support the Nigerian Armed Forces’ efforts to end the Boko Haram insurgency.

“The extremism of Boko Haram is not Islamic. It runs contrary to all human philosophies,” the Vice Prime Minister said.

He also promised that Hungary would deploy its expertise in the area of agriculture to assist Nigeria.