Defense Minister Rajnath Singh's visit to Nigeria

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Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh left for a three-day (May 28 to 30, 2023) official visit to the West African country of Nigeria.

An Overview of the News:

  • Rajnath Singh will attend the swearing-in ceremony of newly elected President Bola Ahmed Tinubu at Eagle Square in Abuja on May 29.
  • He will also meet outgoing Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari during a reception hosted for him on May 28.
  • This is the first visit by an Indian Defense Minister to Nigeria.
  • There are about 50,000 Indian communities in Nigeria. During the visit, the Raksha Mantri will also address the Indian diaspora in Abuja.
  • He will hold meetings with representatives of Nigerian industry and the armed forces to identify equipment and platforms through which the Indian defense industry can support the needs of that country.
  • This visit of the Indian Defense Minister will prove to be an important milestone in building strong bonds of friendship between the two countries.

Nigeria :

  • President: Muhammadu Buhari
  • Capital: Abuja
  • Currency: Nigerian naira

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