Zelensky Congratulates Tinubu, Invites Him To Visit Ukraine
President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy has congratulated Nigeria’s president-elect, Bola Tinubu, over his victory in the 2023 presidential election.
Zelenskyy, in a congratulatory letter he personally signed, urged Tinubu to visit Ukraine on a State Visit as soon as he settles down in office after the inauguration on May 29, 2023.
The Ukrainian president said his war-torn country is determined to further strengthen cooperation with Nigeria at the bilateral level, stressing that he is confident that Tinubu’s visit will strengthen the dialogue between both countries and contribute.
The letter read, “Please accept my sincere congratulations on your election as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“Despite extremely difficult testing times, caused by the full-scale armed aggression of Russia against our state, Ukraine is determined to further strengthen cooperation with Nigeria at the bilateral level and within the framework of international organizations.
“We are grateful for your country’s support of the Resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations Organization “Principles of the UN Charter underlying a comprehensive, just and sustainable peace in Ukraine.
“I count on the active participation of Nigeria in its practical implementation. We see the further provision of global food security, of which Ukraine was and remains a reliable guarantor at the global level, as an important direction of cooperation.
“The fulfillment of this task will be facilitated by the successful implementation of the Ukrainian initiative “Grain from Ukraine”, which is designed to significantly increase the supply of grain to African countries in order to prevent famine.
“Taking this opportunity, I invite you to pay an official visit to Ukraine at a time convenient for you.
“I am confident that your visit will strengthen the dialogue between our countries and contribute to further consolidation of joint efforts of the international community aimed at solving the urgent challenges of today, in particular the crisis situation caused by Russia regarding these guarantees of world food security.”
Meanwhile, Bola Tinubu has released a 13-man Presidential Inauguration Committee which will plan for a week-long presidential inauguration of himself and the vice president-elect, Kashim Shettima as the country’s new leaders.