President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić met today for a farewell visit with the non-resident Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Eniola Olaitan Ajayi, and thanked her for her contribution to strengthening the ties between the two countries.
President Vučić said that Serbia aspires to strengthen the political dialogue and intensify economic cooperation with Nigeria, considering the traditional friendship between Belgrade and Abuja, which originates from the joint activities in the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries. In this regard, he expressed the expectation that the Nigerian embassy could be reopened in our capital so that we would have more frequent contacts, aimed at better utilisation of the vast opportunities for comprehensive cooperation. President Vučić and Ambassador Ajayi emphasised the importance of the educational programme “Serbia and the World”, within which students from Nigeria, in addition to our scholarships, study in Serbia, with the possibility of increasing their number.
President Vučić thanked Nigeria for its respect of the international law by upholding the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Serbia, by not recognising the unilaterally declared independence of Kosovo. He sent greetings to President Buhari, expressing hope that the world would win the COVID-19 pandemic with joint forces and mutual solidarity.
President Vučić wished Ambassador Ajayi much success in her new position.
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19th March 2021