Venezuela wants Stronger Ties with Nigeria

President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela has called for stronger bilateral ties between his country and Nigeria.

Maduro made the appeal when the new Nigerian Ambassador to Venezuela, Amb. Martin Cobham, presented his Letters of Credence to him in Caracas.

A statement by the Nigerian Embassy in Caracas said that Maduro also called for sustained interaction with Africa, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

He further urged for increased South-South co-operation in the various international fora.

Maduro called for the opening of new vistas in areas of mutual benefits for the development of the two countries.

Cobham in his response conveyed the fraternal greetings from President Muhammadu Buhari to Maduro.

The envoy pledged to collaborate with the relevant officials of the country to sustain the existing bilateral ties and further deepen partnership as spelt out in various MOUs and Agreements of the two countries.

He also solicited for the supports from his host to enable him succeed in assignment.

Cobham, served as Nigeria’s Acting High Commissioner to South Africa.

Venezuela established diplomatic relations with Nigeria in 1965.

Both countries are members of OPEC.