The President spoke about the nation’s economy on Thursday after receiving the letter of credence from the new Ambassador of Denmark, Mr Jesper Kamp, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
‘‘The Nigerian economy is looking good and we look forward to making it better,’’ President Buhari was quoted as saying in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina.
President Buhari told Kamp that he was pleased that the ties between Nigeria and Denmark have remained strong.
He, however, said there was the need to strengthen the ties, explaining that Nigeria was looking at boosting ties with other countries, especially in the areas of agriculture and trade.
The President also received Letters of Credence from Major General (Retd) Waqar Kingravi, the new High Commissioner of Pakistan to Nigeria; Mr Babacar Ndiaye, the new Ambassador of Senegal to Nigeria; and Mr Vyacheslav Beskosky, the new Ambassador of Belarus to Nigeria.
He described the long-standing military cooperation between Nigeria and Pakistan as very commendable and beneficial to both countries.
‘‘Given the vast experience of the Pakistani military, your commitment in assisting us to develop our military is commendable,’’ President Buhari told the Pakistani High Commissioner:
He recalled that as a former military officer, several of his colleagues who trained in Pakistan still have very fond memories of the country.
While receiving the Senegalese Ambassador, President Buhari commended President Macky Sall of Senegal for his roles in the progress achieved in the political process in Guinea Bissau.
He said he was aware of the economic progress taking place in Senegal, and stressed the need for stability in the West African region to ensure rapid socio-economic development, particularly in the key areas of education, health, and infrastructure.
‘‘The bigger we are the bigger the problems, so we must continue to do our best to surmount our challenges in the region,’’ President Buhari, who is also the current Chair of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of States and Government, told the Senegalese envoy.
Meanwhile, President Buhari told the Belarus ambassador that there was the need for improved economic ties between Nigeria and his country.
He commended the Eastern European country for accommodating international students from Nigeria in their tertiary institutions.
The President wished the four Ambassadors very successful tenures, reiterating Nigeria’s commitment to continue to partner with their countries in areas of mutual concerns.