President Muhammadu Buhari has acknowledged the series of assistance the European Union, EU, has been rendering Nigeria, including humanitarian and trade relations.
The President made the appreciation at the State House, Abuja, while receiving in a farewell audience, Ambassador and Head of the EU delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS Ketil Karlsen.
He noted that the EU had remained the largest trading partner with Nigeria, with members of the Union being the largest investors.
President Buhari thanked the outgoing Ambassador for facilitating the visits of French and German leaders during his tour of duty, noting that it was during Prime Minister Angela Merkel’s visit that the door to relationship with Siemens of Germany on power was opened.
Ambassador Karlsen, who has spent four years in Nigeria, said he enjoyed excellent collaboration with President Buhari, and with Nigeria, saying that the co-operation included trade, military, humanitarian assistance.