Buhari Sounds Food Crisis Alarm As Nigeria Signs 9 Agreements, MoU With Spain

President Muhammadu Buhari said world leaders need to collaborate and strategise on ways to avert the looming food crisis across the globe.

He made the call on Wednesday in Madrid, Spain, at the Royal Palace during an audience with his Royal Majesty, King Felipe VI.

The monarch described Nigeria as an important country and disclosed that he looked forward to an opportunity to visit.

The President thanked his host for the invitation and informed of happenings back home, including preparations for the 2023 general elections.

At another meeting with President Pedro Sanchez, Buhari said Nigeria looked forward to increasing bilateral relations.

The Nigerian leader commended his Spanish counterpart for contributions to the war against terrorism in Sub-Saharan Africa, especially in Mali.

In his remarks, Sanchez told Buhari that Nigeria remained a major partner of the European nation and expressed readiness to have stronger ties.

The heads of government and their ministers signed nine Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding (MuO).

They included the Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, Transfer of Sentenced Persons, Extradition; Economic and Commercial Cooperation.

Others include Tourism, Sports, Health, Fight Against COVID-19, Science and Innovation.

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