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Zelenskyy wants Tinubu to visit Ukraine

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President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, has extended his warm felicitation to Nigeria’s President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, stating that he wishes to continue the warm relationship both countries enjoy when Tinubu assumes office on the 29th of May.

In a letter signed by Zelenskyy, the Ukraine President congratulated Tinubu and used the opportunity to extend a hand of invitation to the former Lagos State governor.

He stated that though the country is currently groaning under the weight of its ongoing war with neighbour, Russia, Zelenskyy insists it is safe for Tinubu to visit and he will be honoured to welcome the Nigerian.

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The letter reads:

“Please accept my sincere congratulations on your election as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria!

“Despite extremely difficult testing times, caused by the full-scale armed aggression of Russia against our State, Ukraine is determined to further strengthen cooperation with Nigeria at the bilateral level and within the framework of international organisations.

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“We are grateful for your country’s support of the Resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations Organisation “Principles of the UN Charter underlying a comprehensive, just and sustainable peace in Ukraine.

“I count on the active participation of Nigeria in its practical implementation.

“We see the further provision of global food security, of which Ukraine was and remains a reliable guarantor at the global level, as an important direction of cooperation. The fulfilment of this task will be facilitated by the successful implementation of the Ukrainian initiative “Grain from Ukraine”, which is designed to significantly increase the supply of grain to African countries to prevent famine.

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“Taking this opportunity, I invite you to pay an official visit to Ukraine at a time convenient for you.

“I am confident that your visit will strengthen the dialogue between our countries and contribute to the further consolidation of joint efforts of the international community aimed at solving the urgent challenges of today, in particular the crisis caused by Russia regarding the guarantee of world food security.”

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