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Updated: February 27, 2021

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria held a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan during TICAD7 in Yokohama Japan on 29th Aug 2019.

President Buhari with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan alongside L-R: DG NIA Amb. Rufai Abubakar, Nigerian Ambassador to Japan Amb. Mohammed Gana Yisa, Governor Babajide Sanwoolu of Lagos State, Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama, Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazak of Kwara State, NSA Babagana Monguno and Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State shortly after a bilateral meeting in Yokohama Japan on 29th Aug 2019

President Buhari met Abe in Thursday in Yokohama, Japan, and sought the support of the Asian government in combating piracy in the Gulf of Guinea as well as illegal fishing in that region.Advertisements

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President Buhari with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan alongside shortly after a bilateral meeting in Yokohama Japan on 29th Aug 2019

The President made the request during a bilateral meeting between the Nigerian delegation and Japanese officials led by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, on the margins of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7).

President Buhari with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan alongside shortly after a bilateral meeting in Yokohama Japan on 29th Aug 2019

The Nigerian leader, who commended Mr Abe for the invitation extended to him to attend the triennial Forum, also thanked the Japanese government for attending the pioneer celebration of June 12 as Democracy Day in Nigeria.

In his remarks, Prime Minister Abe welcomed President Buhari’s participation at TICAD7 and the country’s signing of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement.

Commending the Buhari administration for taking Nigeria to the Next Level, Mr Abe pledged a $300,000 support for Nigeria’s Defence College as well as 12 million Yen for the country’s public health sector.

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