Buhari Congratulates Russian President, Putin On Election Victory

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Updated March 20, 2018
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President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his “sincere congratulations” to President Vladimir Putin of Russia on his victory in the recent presidential election in the Asian country.

The President through his spokesman, Femi Adesina, 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.”