President Bola Tinubu Receives Letters of Credence from H.E Major General, Sohail Ahmed Khan (Rtd).

On 10th May 2024, the High Commissioner of Pakistan to Nigeria presented Credential Papers to the H.E. Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. H.E. Major General (Retired) Sohail Ahmad Khan conveyed the best wishes of the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan to the President of Nigeria. The President in return conveyed his best wishes for the President and the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

The event unfolded with presentation and review of ceremonial guard at the State House. A smartly turned out military contingent presented arms and review was held in a formal setting.

The presentation of Credential Papers to the President was held soon after. The Wife of High Commissioner and Defence Advisor, Pakistan High Commission also attended the ceremony.

After the formal ceremony the High Commissioner had a brief informal meeting with the President Tinubu. The President Tinubu described the High Commissioner’s military background as invaluable for exchanging ideas to expand security and defence cooperation. He underscored the need for global cooperation in combating terrorism and violent extremism. ”We must do more to stop extremists. We need to enhance our collaboration and exchange of ideas and knowledge in these areas.

President Tinubu said, as a government, we will keep an open-door policy with countries and development partners on enhancing cooperation on security, economy, education, and the information and communication technology sector.

The High Commissioner of Pakistan noted the demographic similarities between the two countries and expressed a desire to elevate the relationship to new heights.

The High Commissioner further emphasized that Pakistan has the fifth largest population in the world while Nigeria is the sixth largest. We have a significant youth population, and our national flags are similar. I would like to take our relationship to a new level, from strength to strength.

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