By Levinus Nwabughiogu
ABUJA-President Paul Biya of Cameroon would arrive Abuja on Tuesday for a two-day state visit to Nigeria.

The visit is at the instance of President Mohammadu Buhari.

A file photo taken on January 30, 2013 shows Cameroon president Paul Biya speaking to journalists following a meeting with his French counterpart at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Cameroon's President Paul Biya on October 13, 2014 vowed his government would go after the Islamist group Boko Haram "until it's totally wiped out". He made the promise as he received 10 Chinese and 17 Cameroonians freed last week after spending months as hostages of armed men thought to belong to Boko Haram, an anti-Western rebel group in Nigeria which has been increasingly making incursions into Cameroon. AFP PHOTO
A file photo taken on January 30, 2013 shows Cameroon president Paul Biya speaking to journalists f. AFP PHOTO

A Statement by the Special Adviser to President Buhari on Monday stated that “President Biya, who will be accompanied by his wife, Chantal and senior Cameroonian government officials, will be received tomorrow afternoon at the Presidential Villa, Abuja by President Buhari.”

It added that “Both leaders and their officials will confer on issues of common interest to Nigeria and Cameroon, including ongoing bilateral and regional cooperation against terrorism, violent extremism and cross-border crimes.”

It is expected that “new agreements to strengthen existing ties, as well as trade and economic relations between Nigeria and Cameroon, will be concluded and signed before the end of President Biya’s visit.”

“A joint communiqué on the visit and the talks between the two presidents and their officials will be issued before President Biya’s departure from Abuja on Wednesday”.

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