Nigeria Thankful For Donation Of 200 Armoured Vehicles By Jordan
Nigeria on Wednesday lauded the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for donation of hardware in support for the fight against terror in the northeast.
The Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, commended the nation for handing over 200 Armoured Fighting Vehicles at a meeting with King Abdullah II.
Both leaders met in New York on the sideline of the ongoing 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
A statement by the spokesman for the President, Femi Adesina, said Buhari had a bilateral meeting with King Abdullah II.
“The very expensive donation of about 200 Armoured Fighting Vehicles reflects true concern for Nigeria’s security situation and genuine goodwill towards a friendly nation,” the Nigerian leader said.
The presidential aide said Buhari also gave an assurance to the King of Nigeria’s commitment towards the proposed Aqaba Process with countries in the region.
Aqaba is the only coastal city in Jordan and the largest and most populous city on the Gulf of Aqaba.
"Nigeria is willing to play a leading role in bringing together countries in the West African sub-region into this collective security arrangement.’’
The president pledged Nigeria’s continued desire for enhanced bilateral ties with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
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The Jordanian King had earlier informed Buhari that his Government is in the process of opening an embassy in Abuja in the next few months.