Venezuela attended the inauguration of the new president of Nigeria

A delegation from the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, sent by President Nicolás Maduro, participated this Monday in the inauguration of the president-elect of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, after his victory in the elections held last month of February.

The Venezuelan representation was headed by the sector vice president for Planning, Ricardo Menéndez, accompanied by the vice minister for Africa of the People’s Power Ministry for Foreign Relations, Yuri Pimentel, reports a press release from the Foreign Ministry.

The new Head of State replaces Muhammadu Buhari, who has been in charge of the African country since 2015, and was sworn in before the head of the Supreme Court, Kayode Ariwoola, in a ceremony held in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, where Kashim Shettima Mustapha was also invested in the position of Vice President.

On May 25, the Venezuelan government commemorated Africa Day and in a statement celebrated the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Organization of African Unity, predecessor of the African Union (AU).

Venezuela and Nigeria established diplomatic relations on March 16, 1965, with a notable boost in the ties of friendship and mutual support after the arrival of the Bolivarian Revolution in 1999, led by Commander Hugo Chávez, within the framework of South-South cooperation. South.

Both countries are members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). In addition, they have signed agreements in various areas, such as Strategic Dialogue and Cooperation between Diplomatic Academies, air transport, mining, human rights, oil and gas, culture, women’s affairs, agriculture, and higher education.

On August 5 and 6, 2022, the First Meeting of the Strategic Dialogue Mechanism and the First Meeting of the Mixed Commission were held.

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