Camerounian President, Biya Arrives in Nigeria Tuesday on State Visit

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Tobi Soniyi in Abuja

President Paul Biya of Cameroun will at the invitation of President Muhammadu Buhari begin a two-day state visit to Nigeria tuesday.

A statement issued in Abuja monday by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said Biya would be accompanied by his wife, Chantal, and senior Camerounian government officials.

Adesina said Buhari would receive Biya at the President Villa in Abuja in the afternoon.

He said: “Both leaders and their officials will confer on issues of common interest to Nigeria and Cameroun, including ongoing bilateral and regional cooperation against terrorism, violent extremism and cross-border crimes.

“It is expected that new agreements to strengthen existing ties as well as trade and economic relations between Nigeria and Cameroun, would be concluded and signed before the end of President Biya’s visit.

“A joint communiqué on the visit and the talks between the two presidents and their officials will be issued before Biya’s departure from Abuja on Wednesday, May 4, 2016.”