Dr Moeed welcomes Nigerian Defence Minister, stresses for enhanced trade, economic ties

“Pakistan and Nigeria have positive relationship and both the countries tend to support each other at all international forums be it OIC, UN or D8:” NSA

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ISLAMABAD: National Security Adviser (NSA) Dr. Moeed Yusuf on Friday welcomed the five-member delegation headed by Minister for Defence of Nigeria Major General Bashir (R) Salihi Magashi who paid a call on here to the NSA and stressed the importance of enhancing trade and economic relationship between the two countries.

The NSA welcomed Minister for Defence of Nigeria Major General (R) Bashir Salihi Magashi on his maiden official visit to Pakistan. Dr. Yusuf said, “Pakistan and Nigeria have a positive relationship and both the countries tend to support each other at all international forums be it OIC, UN, or D8.”

He further elaborated that both countries have strong relationships on diplomatic and military fronts. He mentioned that Pakistan has launched its first-ever National Security Policy document that focuses on economic security.

Dr. Yusuf said both countries have huge economic potential that needed to be explored. Both sides agreed to promote bilateral relations in the field of counter-terrorism, security, and aviation. The visiting dignitary appreciated Pakistan’s role in regional stability. Commander of the National Guard of Bahrain General Shaikh Mohamed Bin Isa Bin Salman AI-Khalifaassured to play his role for further improvement in diplomatic and military cooperation with Pakistan at all levels. Measures to further enhance professional cooperation between the two brotherly countries were also discussed during the meetings.

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