Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari visits Spain

FILE PHOTO: Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari waves as he gets into the plane after addressing troops at the airforce base in Maiduguri on December 23, 2021. (Photo by Audu MARTE )
FILE PHOTO: Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari waves as he gets into the presidential plane after addressing troops at the Air Force base in Maiduguri on December 23, 2021. (Photo by Audu MARTE via CFP)

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari departed Abuja on Tuesday to Spain for an official visit at the invitation of the Spanish President, Pedro Sanchez.

The visit was confirmed by the Nigerian presidency’s spokesperson Femi Adesina.

During his stay in Spain, Buhari and Sanchez will hold bilateral talks on various issues affecting their countries.

The Nigerian President is also scheduled to meet His Majesty King Felipe VI.

“During his engagements with both leaders, the Nigerian President will discuss issues of mutual interest to both countries, which will expectedly result in the signing of Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding on a wide range of topics geared towards further enhancing the bilateral relations between the two nations,” Adesina said in a statement.

“Such areas include: Extradition and transfer of convicted persons, Mutual Legal Assistance, Cultural Matters, Cooperation towards fighting crime and enhancing security, as well as issues affecting dependents of diplomatic staff.”

The Nigerian president is accompanied by a high-level delegation, including Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami, and Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo.

President Buhari is expected back in the West African country on Friday.