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Extradition, trade, others top agenda as Buhari visits Spain

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday, May 31, departs Abuja for Madrid, Spain on a state visit at the invitation of the Spanish President, Pedro Sanchez.

During the visit, both leaders are expected to discuss issues around Cooperation on Energy, Trade and Investment, Transportation, Public Health and Sports Development.

Others include issues around Extradition and transfer of convicted persons, Mutual Legal Assistance, Cultural Matters, Cooperation towards fighting crime and enhancing security, as well as issues affecting dependents of diplomatic staff.

The Nigerian leader is also expected to use the opportunity to meet with the Head of State of the Spanish nation, His Majesty King Felipe VI.

During his engagements with both leaders, the Nigerian President will discuss issues of mutual interest to both countries, which will expectedly result in the signing of Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding on a wide range of topics geared towards further enhancing the bilateral relations between the two nations.

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The President will also be the Special Guest at an Investment Forum jointly organized by the Spanish Chamber of Commerce, the Ministry of Trade, and the Confederation of Employers (CEOE) where he will speak to the gathering of top members of the Spanish business community and their Nigerian counterparts on the investment opportunities in Nigeria and ways of expanding the volume of trade as well as further collaborating for the development of the economies of both countries.

President Buhari will be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Adeniyi Adebayo; Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed; Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola; Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare; and the Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora.

Other members of the delegation are the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, Director-General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Rufa’i Abubakar; and Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

The President is expected back in the country on Friday, June 3.