The Akwa Ibom Command of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA, says it has secured convictions for 35 out of the 353 drug suspects arrested in the last five months.

Federal government has reassured the Republic of South Africa that it will continue to strengthen bilateral ties between both countries for the mutual benefits of both country’s citizens and economies.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, said this at the closing of the Ministerial Meeting of the 10th Nigeria-South Africa Bi-National Commission in Abuja.

Onyeama said that he was optimistic that the just concluded meeting would facilitate the implementation of all signed Agreements between the two countries.

He noted that during the meeting, senior officials of both countries deliberated extensively on a number of important issues related to bilateral relations between both countries.

He said both countries had a productive exchange of views, given the unique nature of the forum which brought together, a cross section of the key stakeholders dealing with the issues from a variety of perspectives.

Onyeama said that Nigeria and South Africa have enjoyed cordial relations over the years, underpinned by fraternity and a shared historical struggle.

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