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This is Muraleedharan’s first visit abroad since assuming office and he will attend “Democracy Day” celebrations in Abuja and interact with the Nigerian leadership on June 12, the external affairs ministry said.(HT File Photo)

Junior foreign minister’s 1st visit abroad is a double-barrelled message

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2019 11:37 PM IST
India-Nigeria ties were elevated to a strategic partnership in 2007 and both sides have strong defence cooperation. Bilateral trade was worth $11.76 billion in 2017-18 and Nigeria is India’s largest trading partner in Africa.
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