Friday, 3 April 2015

German Chancellor Angela Merkel invites Buhari to Germany

The Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Angela Merkel, has officially invited Nigeria's president-elect Gen. Muhamadu Buhari to Germany.

In a statement made available to LEADERSHIP yesterday, Merkel said that she is confident that her country will continue to intensify the close and amicable cooperation between both countries.

She however congratulated Buhari Nigeria's President-elect for his victory at the just concluded presidential election, describing it as a clear signal for the further democratisation of the country she further called on him to face the challenge that lies ahead.

The statement reads in part, "Please accept my heartfelt congratulations on your election victory. With this election, the Nigerian people have sent a clear signal for the further democratisation of their country. Ahead of you lies responsibility for further consolidating democratic change with the combined forces of all political camps and for fostering Nigeria's economic development. Allow me to encourage you to pursue this path.

"I am confident that we will continue and intensify the close and amicable cooperation between our two countries. I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to visit Germany. "I wish you strength and success for the tasks that lie ahead of you.''

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