Nigerian High Commissioner Mohammad Gana says Nigeria and Malawi need to enhance their long-standing bilateral relationship by working more closely in harnessing their vast potential in socio-economic development for the mutual benefit of more of their citizens.
Gana made the remarks at a reception he hosted at his residence at Presidential Villas in Lilongwe on Saturday to mark Nigeria’s 55th Independence Day Celebrations,
He said the bilateral relations between Nigeria and Malawi were consolidated when Nigeria opened a resident diplomatic mission in Malawi in 2012, to strengthen areas of mutual cooperation, after many years of ties.
Gana also happily noted that there is a vibrant Nigerian community contributing positively to the socio-economic development of Malawi and living peacefully among their Malawian brothers and sisters.
He said the newly elected administration of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is not only proof that democracy has matured in Nigeria but also that his country continues to work with many friends and well-wishers in solving national and regional challenges.
Earlier, Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining Bright Msaka stressed that Malawi chierishes its friendship with Nigeria and is looking forward to promoting the vibrant relationship.