President Buhari congratulates Prince Salman on his appointment as Saudi Prime Minister


File: President Buhari, Buhari, right, and Saudi Prime Minister, Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman.

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*Prays for King Salman’s health


President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday extended his congratulations to Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS), the newly appointed Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Presidential Spokesman Garba Shehu says in a statement sent to The DEFENDER on Wednesday.

A letter personally signed by the President welcomed the appointment which is combined with the position of Defence Minister, the first ever in the history of the Kingdom.

President Buhari said the government and the people of  Nigeria looked forward to working with him to further deepen and expand excellent bilateral relations.

The President expressed confidence that with the dynamic and visionary leadership of the government by the Prime Minister under the guidance of his father, ruler of the Kingdom and Custodian of the two Holy Mosques,  King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, the comprehensive strategic partnership of our two states will continue to blossom.

In wishing Prime Minister Muhammad a successful tenure in office, President Buhari prayed to Allah to increase the health and wisdom of King Salman.

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