President MUHAMMADU BUHARI has called for stronger trade and economic relations between Nigeria and Italy.
This is contained in a statement issued by GARBA SHEHU, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity in Abuja on Thursday.
President BUHARI made the call when PAOLO GENTILONI, the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation paid him a courtesy call at the State House.
The president said although relations between Nigeria and Italy were very strong, concerted efforts should be made to strengthen the ties.
The statement said President BUHARI commended the resilience of Italian businesses in Nigeria and expressed happiness that new businesses are about to come up in the country.