Mukherjee congratulates new Nigerian president

New Delhi


President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday congratulated Maj. Gen. (retd) Muhammadu Buhari on taking over as president of Nigeria.

In a message, the president said Buhari's success in the presidential elections held in March was "testimony to the endorsement, by the people of Nigeria, of your vision for a new era of peace, progress and stability in your country".

"India and Nigeria have a time-tested and robust bilateral partnership which has been cemented by our shared history of struggle against colonialism and apartheid.

"We look forward to working closely with you to further deepen the multi-faceted partnership between our two countries," he said. - IANS