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Nigeria will take part in the XIX World Festival of Youth and Students, Sochi, October 14-22, 2017

On April 6, the Russian Ambassador to Nigeria Mr. N.Udovichenko met with the Federal Minister of Youth and Sports Development of Nigeria Mr. S.Dalung.

Among issues discussed were participation of Nigerian delegations in the Sixth International Conference of Ministers of Sports in Kazan (July13-15, 2017) and the XIX World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi (October 4-22, 2017), as well as prospects of bilateral interaction in youth sphere and in the field of physical culture and sports.

The Minister welcomed Russian efforts to promote youth cooperation as a part of Russian-Nigerian relations.

In the light of the run-up to Russia 2018 World Cup, the Ambassador of Russia wished the national football team of Nigeria a successful qualification for the World Cup Final.