Abuja - Nigeria and Russia are marking the
55th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between two
Foreign Minister, Geoffrey Oneyama, and his Russian
counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, have exchanged congratulatory messages on the
The ministers commended the Russian-Nigerian political
cooperation and expressed their willingness to continue to work together to
develop bilateral relations in various sectors.
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These include interaction on regional and international
agenda in the interest of their peoples as well as peace and security on the
The relations between Nigeria and Russia can be traced
back to Nigerian civil war when the Nigerian armed forces received great
support especially in military hardware.
This opened the door to a significant number of
opportunities for developing a long-lasting, broad relationship in the
security, political, economic and sociocultural spheres.
- CAJ News