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​Nigeria, Algeria pledge partnership to defeat terrorism

Vice-President Yemi OsinbajoNigeria, Algeria have expressed dedication to strengthening  cooperation as a way to make sure the defeat of terrorism on the continent.

Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, gave this indication in an announcement in Algiers after holding talks with the Algerian President, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, at his official residence on Tuesday.

“Mr President has expressed a really sturdy help for the combat towards Boko Haram and, we intend to cooperate within the months and years forward to make sure that we’re in a position to defeat terrorism in Africa,’’ Osinbajo mentioned.

The vice chairman acknowledged that the talks lined a really extensive number of points.

“I’ve simply completed assembly with President Abdelaziz Bouteflika few moments in the past, and we mentioned a really extensive number of points.

“As , Nigeria and Algeria have had very sturdy relations over time and we’re additionally companions within the Bi-Nationwide Fee which was established in 2002.

“We’re resuscitating that bi-national fee and there are agreements, particularly financial agreements which we’re contemplating resuscitating,’’ he mentioned.

Osinbajo talked about the Trans-Saharan Freeway, the Trans-Saharan Fuel Pipeline in addition to the Trans-Saharan Fiber Optic tasks as points mentioned on the talks.

“These are a few of the financial points we’re and we’ve additionally mentioned very extensively with Mr President on problems with cooperation within the African Union,’’ he mentioned.

In keeping with him, the talks dwelt extensively on “problems with cooperation within the combat towards terrorism, which in fact is a crucial challenge in the entire of Africa’’.

The Minister of State for Overseas Affairs, Kadijat Buka Abba Ibrahim, mentioned diplomatic relations between Nigeria and Algeria started since 1962, including that it had grown stronger by the day.

She recalled that there was a bi-national fee whereas many MOUs have been signed.

The minister added that whereas some MoUs have been on the implementation stage, others had but to be applied.

Supply: punchNG

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