Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, on Monday met with the President of Niger Republic, Mahamadou Issoufou, at the Presidential Palace in Niamey.

They said the meeting is to discuss issues of common interest for improved relations.

Tambuwal’s spokesman, Imam Imam, said in a statement that the two leaders discussed issues of cooperation for the benefit of their citizens.

The important issues include concerns for education, trade and cultural integration between Sokoto State and Niger Republic.

“Sokoto and Niger Republic have long standing cultural, religious and family ties.

“So, our visit to the Palais De Presidence is meant to enhance these ties and also explore other important areas of cooperation like education and trade,” he said.

Imam added that Tambuwal used the opportunity to meet Sokoto State indigenes in Niger Republic and senior public officials as well as investors to explore areas of further cooperation.

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