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FG Reaffirms Commitment to Maritime Security in Gulf of Guinea

President Bola Tinubu on Tuesday reaffirmed Nigeria’s commitment to enhancing maritime security and safety in the Gulf of Guinea.

This was during his meeting with the Special Envoy of the President of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, at the State House, Abuja.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale.

The statement read in part, “The Special Presidential Envoy and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Simeon Oyono Esono Angue, had conveyed a message from President Mbasogo requesting a state visit by President Tinubu, emphasizing the need to revitalize the Nigeria-Equatorial Guinea Joint Commission.

“He also emphasized the importance of fostering greater cooperation in various sectors, including oil and gas, and trade.

“Responding, President Tinubu reaffirmed the longstanding bilateral ties between Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea, describing the relations as strong and brotherly.

“He recalled his previous meeting with President Mbasogo, during which they discussed strategies for enhancing economic relations, particularly in the context of ocean and marine economy, and collaborating to address the challenges posed by climate change.

“President Tinubu expressed confidence that the formal meetings between the two nations would lead to further strengthening of their relationship.”

Tinubu was quoted as saying, “Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea are brotherly nations, and we enjoy very longstanding mutual relations. I am sure when next we meet formally; the relationship between our countries will grow from strength to strength.”

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