3 May 2016
President Muhammadu Buhari has invited President Paul Biya of Cameroon, to a two-day state visit to Nigeria which will begin today, Tuesday, May 3rd 2016.
In a State House Press Release published late last night and signed by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, President Biya will arrive this afternoon in the company of his wife, Chantal and senior Cameroonian Government officials and will be received at the Presidential Villa in Abuja by President Buhari.
Matters of common interest to the two countries will be discussed by both leaders and their officials, which include, ongoing bilateral and regional cooperation against terrorism, violent extremism and cross-border crimes. As well as new trade and economic agreements will be concluded and signed before the end of President Biya’s visit.
This visit is following the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin’s official visit last week to discuss stronger security cooperation with Cameroon which shares the eastern border of Nigeria with Chad.
The press release further stated that, “A joint communiqué on the visit and the talks between the two Presidents and their officials will be issued before President Biya’s departure from Abuja on Wednesday, May 4th 2016.”
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