President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi of Egypt has assured President-Elect Bola Tinubu of continuous support in its relations with Nigeria, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
A statement from the Egyptian Presidency of Sunday disclosed that El-Sisi was speaking on the occasion of the conclusion of the Presidential and National Assembly elections.
“His Excellency Abdel Fattah El Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, extends his sincere congratulations to the people and the Government of Nigeria on the conclusion of the Presidential and Parliamentary elections, which represented a critical step towards the consolidation of democracy in sisterly Nigeria.’’
El-Sisi said he looked forward to both countries to continue working jointly in a manner that would fulfil the aspirations of their people, and those of the entire African Continent towards more stability and prosperity.
Egypt and Nigeria have enjoyed cordial and friendly relations since 1961 when the diplomatic relations were established as testament to the excellent relationship between the late Egyptian president, Gamal Abdel-Nasser, and the first Prime Minister of Nigeria, Abubakar Balewa.
The leaders of the two countries took it upon themselves to strengthen the relationship between the two nations through continued cooperation in supporting the independence of African countries, working together on issues of common interests, and enhancing cooperation on a bilateral level.(NAN)