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Buhari greets Canadian PM on re-election, eyes stronger ties

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a news conference on October 23, 2019 in Ottawa, Canada – A weakened Prime Minister Justin Trudeau set out October 22, 2019 to secure the support of smaller parties he will need to form a government after winning Canada’s nail-biter general election but falling short of a majority. Trudeau’s Liberals took 157 seats in the 338-member House of Commons, down from a comfortable majority of 184 in the last ballot (and from 177 at the dissolution of parliament), official results showed. (Photo by Dave Chan / AFP)

President Muhammadu Buhari has greeted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on his re-election, eyeing stronger ties with the North American nation.

The president yesterday said he hoped that the $948.4 million trade last year between the two countries would double.

He noted that the visit of Canada’s Governor-General, Julie Payette, to the most populous black in 2018 provided an opportunity for her to appreciate the humanitarian assistance to civilian populations affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in the North East.


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