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President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria values ties with her long-time allies and will continue to lubricate the relationships.

The President said this Monday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, when he received the outgoing Ambassadors of Spain, and The State of Qatar, in separate audiences.

President Buhari told the outgoing Spain ambassador Marcelino Cabanas Ansorena that his country would ever remain relevant in the developed world, noting that Nigeria was glad to be in a relationship with such a country in the areas of trade, technology, education, and other spheres of life.

Ambassador Ansorena disclosed that his four years in Nigeria were pleasurable ones, adding that relations between the countries will continue to be excellent.

He promised to be a new Ambassador of Nigeria to Spain, pledging that his country would continue to invest more in agriculture, food processing, and fight human trafficking.

The outgoing Ambassador commended Nigeria’s democracy, saying it has consolidated and will continue to grow.

To the outgoing ambassador of the state of Qatar, Abdulaziz Mubarak Al Mahannadi, President Buhari said relations between the two countries have been strong and credible, particularly as oil-producing nations.

He noted that the two countries were closely related, and the ties would be maintained.

The Ambassador thanked the President for the support extended to him, to make his tour of duty successful.