Rajnath Singh attends swearing-in ceremony of president-elect of Nigeria Bola Ahmed Tinubu

Team India Sentinels Tuesday 30th of May 2023 12:33 PM

Rajnath Singh in Nigeria (PC: Defence Ministry)

New Delhi: The defence minister, Rajnath Singh, has attended the swearing-in ceremony of president-elect of Nigeria Bola Ahmed Tinubu in Abuja on May 29.

In addition to senior defence ministry officials, he led a delegation to Nigeria included top executives of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL).

These executives held a series of meetings with Nigerian military and government representatives for identifying their requirements which can be fulfilled by the Indian defence companies.

Several business-to-business meetings were held with Nigerian companies for enhancing cooperation.

Besides high-level political representation from countries across the African continent, including several Heads of State, India was among the select non-African nations that were represented in the swearing-in ceremony at ministerial level, reflecting the high priority and strength of our bilateral relations with Nigeria.

Rajnath Singh also had a brief meeting with the minister for local government, rural development and cooperative of Bangladesh, Mohammed Tazul Islam, who was also in Abuja to attend the swearing-in ceremony.

The meeting was a testimony of the bonhomie between India and Bangladesh and the two leaders expressed the commitment of their respective governments towards further expanding and strengthening the bilateral ties.


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