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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met behind closed doors with President Andrzej Duda of Poland at the State House, Abuja.

According to reports Polish President, who arrived the Presidential Villa was received by the Nigerian leader at the fore Court of the State House.

The two leaders went into bilateral talks to discuss issues concerning both countries as well as international matters.

Buhari last visited Poland in Dec. 2018, where he attended the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP24), under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).


Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari and his Polish counterpart, Andrzej Duda, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Agriculture to strengthen collaboration between both countries in the sector.

Duda disclosed this while briefing journalists at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, shortly after a closed-door session with Buhari.

According to him, the MoU becomes necessary in the light of Russia’s aggression in Ukraine and the consequent food crisis.

Describing Russia’s aggression as “unjustified” Duda noted that his country is supporting affected states and its partner countries to boost agricultural yield.

In the energy dimension, he noted that Nigeria, being rich in gas, will ensure a steady increase of supply to Poland and the rest of the European Union.

On his part, Buhari thanked the Polish Government for opening its arms to Nigerian students whose studies were truncated by the Russia-Ukraine crisis; offering them opportunities for continued education.

He noted that both countries have reached agreements to increase collaboration in agriculture, energy and defense.