Buhari meets King of Jordan, secures more support to fight terrorism in Nigeria




King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Jordan said at a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday that his country would continue to support Nigeria with hardwares to ensure that the global war against terrorism is successfully prosecuted.

President Buhari Saturday extended appreciation to King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Jordan for the continuous support Nigeria received from the country to fight terrorism, saying the investment in Nigeria’s peace and security would always be remembered.

The president, who met with King Abdullah II on the sideline of the World Economic Forum on Middle East and North Africa holding in Dead Sea, Jordan, said the international support Nigeria got, particularly from Jordan, showed  commitment to making the world a more harmonious and peaceful place where people can live and pursue their interests without fear.

He said the support and encouragement enabled the Nigerian military to degrade terrorism, stressing that Nigeria and Jordan would need to strengthen trade relations by exploring areas of competitive advantage.

In his remarks, the King of Jordan said the long term bilateral relations between both countries will be strengthened in trade and innovative ideas that will benefit citizens.

The president also met with the Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources of Saudi Arabia and Chairman of Saudi Aramco, Khalid A. Al-Falih, assuring him that Nigeria remains committed to the terms of the Organisation of Petroleum  Exporting Countries (OPEC), especially on the quota system.

“We have been working together at OPEC over the years and we know the importance of keeping to all agreed terms,’’ he said.

The Saudi Arabian minister congratulated the president for winning re-election for a second term, and assured him that Saudi Arabia would continue to support Nigeria in its effort to maintain peace and ensure prosperity for its citizens.

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