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Nigeria, Venezuela to strength bilateral relations

The need to revive the existing institutional mechanism for cooperation between the African Union and South American States and their working relationships within existing Africa South America structures have been stressed. 

This was part of discussions between the Minister of Foreign Affairs,Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama and his counterpart from the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza on the sidelines of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland. 

A Statement by the Special Assistant to the Minister on Media, Sarah Sanda indicates that the, after the meeting Mr Onyeama says, they also discussed the situation in Venezula at the moment. 

While encouraging  them to continue to engage with the opposition and ensure the legislative election they plan to hold soon will be truly free fair and conclusive 

Mr Onyeama explains that the problem Venezuela is facing today started  4-5 years ago with Legislative elections which snowballed  into the unfortunate situation there today.

He  said the Venezuelan Minister expressed the desire of the Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro to Visit President Muhammadu Buhari.

Hamza Akali

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