I’ll Maintain My Close Relationship With Israel, Says Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that his administration would continue to support and maintain a strong relationship with the Israeli government.

Buhari stated this on Sunday in a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, where he extended his congratulatory message to the Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, on his victory in the country’s parliamentary election.

He said that Netanyahu’s re-election would bring enduring peace and security to the Middle East.

“President Buhari extends best wishes to the people of the State of Israel in the aftermath of the successful conclusion of the poll, and wishes them peace, progress and stability going forward,” a Presidency statement issued in Abuja by Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, said.

“The Nigerian leader looks forward to continue to work with the Israeli Prime Minister to strengthen existing cordial and mutually-beneficial relations between the two countries.

“President Buhari wishes Prime Minister Netanyahu a successful new term in office and prays that his record fifth term will bring enduring peace and security to the Middle East,” it stated further.

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