President Buhari Bids Farewell To Indian, Italian Envoys

 
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday hosted in farewell audience the Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Abhay Thakur, and the Italian Ambassador, Dr.

Stefano Pontesilli.

The President recalled his days in the military, when he had Staff College training in Wellington, India, before attending the War College in the United States of America.

L-R; wife of the High Commissioner Dr.

Mrs.

Surabhi Thakur, the outgoing India High Commissioner to Nigeria, H.

E Mr.

Abhay Thakur, President Muhammadu Buhari and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama during a farewell audience at the State House.

Abuja.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
He wished the outgoing High Commissioner well, as he assumes higher responsibilities in the Foreign Affairs Ministry of his country.

High Commissioner Thakur, who spent three years in Nigeria, said he was glad that the relationship between the two countries was strengthened during the period, and there was vibrant cooperation on many fronts.

President Muhammadu Buhari receives the outgoing Italian Ambassador to Nigeria, H.

E Dr Stefano Pontesilli during a farewell audience at the State House.

Abuja.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Also receiving Dr.

Stefano Pontesilli, the Ambassador of Italy, President Buhari said having spent nine years in all, in two different capacities in Nigeria, “you know our country very well.

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He wished him a successful tour of duty at his next posting, which is Guinea-Conakry.

Dr.

Pontesilli was first Consul-General for his country in Lagos for four-and-a-half years, and later Ambassador for the same length of time.

President Muhammadu Buhari presents a parting gift to the outgoing Italian Ambassador to Nigeria, H.

E Dr Stefano Pontesilli during a farewell audience at the State House.

Abuja.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
He said he was leaving “with part of my heart in Nigeria, as our two countries collaborated in many areas during my time here.


President Buhari Bids Farewell To Indian, Italian Envoys

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