President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday expressed that the European Union (EU) has been of help to Nigeria in diverse ways, including humanitarian and trade relations.
Buhari, according to the Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity), Femi Adesina in a statement, stated this at the State House, Abuja, while receiving the Ambassador/Head of the EU Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS, His Excellency Ketil Karlsen, who paid him a farewell visit.
Adesina in his statement said, Buhari appreciated the fact that the EU remains the largest trading partner with Nigeria, while members of the Union equally remain the largest investors.
“Buhari thanked the outgoing Ambassador for facilitating the visits of French and German leaders during his tour of duty, noting that it was during Prime Minister Angela Merkel’s visit that the door to relationship with Siemens of Germany on power was opened.
“Ambassador Karlsen, who spent four years here, said he enjoyed “excellent collaboration” with President Buhari, and with Nigeria, saying the cooperation included trade, military, humanitarian assistance, and many others,” the statement said.