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Muraleedharan to visit Nigeria from June 11 to 13

IANS  |  New Delhi 

of State for External Affairs will visit from June 11 to 13, it was announced on Tuesday.

This is Muraleedharan's first visit abroad as the of State for External Affairs.

"Muraleedharan will be attending the 'Democracy Day' celebrations in and interact with the Nigerian leadership on June 12. He is also expected to meet leaders from who will be attending the 'Democracy Day'," a press statement said.

The will also visit on June 13.

He will interact with members of the Indian community both in and

India-relations have traditionally been friendly and the bilateral partnership was elevated to strategic partnership in 2007.

Both the countries also have strong defence cooperation.

With annual bilateral trade of $11.76 billion in the year 2017-18, is India's largest trading partner in Africa, and is Nigeria's largest trading partner globally.

Nigeria is also the fifth largest supplier of and second largest supplier of (LNG) to

Indian companies have large presence in Nigeria and Nigeria hosts the largest Indian community in West



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First Published: Tue, June 11 2019. 11:46 IST