Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi hosted Iranian Ambassador to Nigeria to promote military ties between the Armed Forces of the two countries.
This is contained in a statement in Abuja, by Special Assistant to the minister Mohammad Abdulkadir.
Magashi said that the development would be for the mutual benefits of both countries.
He told the envoy that it was in time like this, when Nigerian military was decimating multiple threats to the country’s territorial integrity that its genuine allies would be known through their various support.
Magashi appreciated the proposals for improved military ties between Nigeria and Iran, saying a friend in need is a friend indeed.
Earlier, the Iranian Ambassador, Mohammed Alibak, accompanied by Political Adviser Mostafa Majdara, thanked the minister for providing strategic direction that would fine tune strategy and synergy for the new partnership with Nigeria.