Buhari, Saudi Crown Prince agree to establish Nigeria – Saudi Council

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, in Riyadh, accepted an invitation from the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin-Salman, for the establishment of Nigeria- Saudi Council, aimed at promoting investments and enhancing
relations between both countries.

The decision was the highpoint of a bi-lateral meeting between the Nigerian leader and the Crown Prince, which took place on the margins of the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference.

A statement issued by the President’s spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, in
Abuja, said the meeting was initially scheduled to hold in the office of
the Crown Prince, but out of courtesy and respect for the Nigerian leader,
Prince Salman insisted that he would meet with President Buhari in his
hotel room at The Ritz Carlton, Riyadh.

He said the Council would be made up of government officials and business leaders from both countries, and the areas of focus are: economic growth and development, investments in oil and non-oil sectors, and security co-operation.

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