The Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has promised to support Nigeria combat terrorism and counter religious extremism.
President Putin disclosed this when he received the Nigerian Ambassador to Russia, Professor Abdullahi Y. Shehu, who presented his Letter of Credence to him at the Grand Kremlin Palace.
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On specific areas of bilateral cooperation with Nigeria, President Putin assured of “very promising expansion on substantive dialogue on topical issues related to maintaining stability in the world hydrocarbon markets, combating terrorism and countering religious extremism.”
He said his country was open to mutually beneficial partnership with all countries without exception but based on equality and respect for each other’s interests, while observing the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of each other.
Putin declared that Russia was ready for multifaceted interfaces for mutual interests with the countries that their new envoys had come to represent in Russia.