ISLAMABAD – President Mamnoon Hussain will have one-on-one meeting with his Nigerian counterpart Goodluck Jonathan during his four-day official visit to Nigeria which will start from Monday.
The meeting will be followed by delegation-level talks. Senior officials including ministers and governors of different states of Nigeria will also call on the president. This will be first visit to Nigeria by a Pakistani president in three decades.
The president’s visit to Nigeria will give a new impetus to trade relations and provide a welcome opportunity to discuss ways and means for further strengthening of economic and trade relations. The president would also be addressing the business forums in Abuja and in Lagos.
Nigeria is an important member of D-8, OIC and the UN where the two countries closely collaborate. Several agreements are expected to be signed during this visit. The visit will also provide a good opportunity to exchange views on bilateral, regional and international matters.