Published: July 08, 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari met with Libyan leader Fayez Al-Sarraj
The duo met on the sideline of the AU summit taking place in Niamey, Niger Republic
Their bilateral meeting may not be unrelated to deepening relationship between the two countries
President Muhammadu Buhari has met with Fayez Al-Sarraj who is the head of Libya's government of National Accord.
This was contained in a tweet by Bashir Ahmad who is the personal assistant to the president on new media on Monday, July 8.
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The bilateral meeting between the two leaders is on the sidelines of the 12th extraordinary session of the Assembly of African Union Heads of State and Government which took place in Niamey, Niger Republic.
Recall that Nigeria and Benin on Sunday, July 7, signed a landmark African trade pact alongside the continent’s heads of state at the African Union (AU) summit, in Niger.
President Buhari and Benin’s President Patrice Talon signed the agreement to great applause at the summit in Niamey, the Nigerien capital, where the zone will officially be launched.
According to Ahmad, Buhari, the signing was done at the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
Recall that Legit.ng earlier reported that the federal government reportedly provided military equipment and 47 vehicles to the government of Niger Republic for hosting the 12th session of the AfCFTA summit.
It was gathered that following the request of the Nigerien government, Nigeria donated 100 bulletproof vests worth 2.8 million CFA, five Toyota Coastal buses and two Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs).
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40 other vehicles were also provided for the events but are expected to be returned to Nigeria. Attahiru Dahiru who is Nigeria’s ambassador to Niger Republic confirmed the donation on Saturday, July 6.
He said: “Everything they requested for has been provided for them and they are happy.”
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