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Sambo in Algeria, Solicits Support for Nigeria’s Presidency of AfDB

Vice-President Namadi Sambo on Sunday in Algiers, met with the Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal where they discussed bilateral issues relating to the development and co-operation of their two countries in various fields.

This information is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by the vice-president’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Umar Sani.

It stated that the vice-president, who arrived Algiers on Saturday, was received by the Foreign Affairs Minister of Algeria Ramtare Lamamra at the Houari Bounediene International Airport Algiers.

According to the statement, Sambo used the occasion to solicit for the support of Algeria towards the candidature of Dr. Akinwumi Adesina for the Presidency of the African Development Bank (AfDB).

The statement maintained that Sambo, who was in Algiers as a special envoy of President Goodluck Jonathan, presented a letter from President Jonathan to Abdelazeez Bouteflika, the President of Algeria

The meeting, according to the statement, had in attendance the Foreign Affairs Minister of Nigeria, Ambassador Aminu Wali, the Minister of Agriculture Dr. Akinwumi Adesina and the Nigeria’s Ambassador to Algeria, Haruna Ginsau.

Also the Algerian Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Agriculture and Rural Development RamtaneLamama and Abdelouahab Nouri respectively, were part of the exchange of views on a number of regional and international issues of mutual interest to both countries.

“Highlights of the event was a presentation to the Prime Minister by Dr. Akinwumi Adesina in flawless and impeccable French outlining his plans for the bank if elected as its President,’’ it further stated.

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