President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy has invited Sen. Bola Tinubu, Nigeria’s President-elect to visit Ukraine on a state visit as soon as he settles down in office after inauguration on May 29.
According to a statement by Mr
Tunde Rahman, Tinubu’s media officer on Thursday in Abuja, Zelenskyy extended the invitation to Tinubu while congratulating him on his electoral victory.
The statement said the Ukrainian leader, in a congratulatory letter he personally signed, expressed gladness at the peaceful conduct of Nigeria’s just-concluded General Elections.
It said Zelenskyy particularly praised the victory of Tinubu as the next President of Nigeria, saying that his country was determined to further strengthen cooperation with Nigeria.
“Please accept my sincere congratulations on your election as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.Despite extremely difficult testing times caused by the full-scale armed aggression of Russia against our State.
“Ukraine is determined to further strengthen cooperation with Nigeria at the bilateral level and within the framework of international organisations,” the statement quoted Zelenskyy as saying.
He said his country was grateful for Nigeria’s support of the Resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations Organisation, Principles of the UN Charter underlying a comprehensive, just and sustainable peace in Ukraine.
Zelenskyy added that his country was counting on the active participation of Nigeria in the practical implementation of the resolution.
“We see the further provision of global food security, of which Ukraine was and remains a reliable guarantor at the global level, as an important direction of cooperation,” he said.
He added that the fulfillment of the task would be facilitated by the successful implementation of the Ukrainian initiative:Grain from Ukraine.
This, he said, was designed to significantly increase the supply of grain to African countries in order to prevent famine.
“Taking this opportunity, I invite you to pay an official visit to Ukraine at a time convenient for you.
‘I am confident that your visit will strengthen the dialogue between our countries and contribute to the further consolidation of joint efforts of the international community aimed at solving the urgent challenges of today.
“In particular, the crisis situation caused by Russia regarding the guarantee of world food security,” he said (https://newsatlarge.ng)