EGYPTIAN ENVOY CALLS FOR GREATER COLLABORATION WITH NIGERIA TO DEVELOP AFRICA

Egypt’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Ashraf Salama, has called for strong collaboration between Nigeria and Egypt to achieve development in Africa.

Salama, who made the call in Abuja on Monday at a ceremony to mark Egypt’s 64th National Day, said Egypt and Nigeria remained strategic partners in Africa’s development.

He said both countries could help develop Africa by setting a solid example for intra-Africa relations and also serve as a model of African co-operation and integration.

The envoy urged African leaders to explore new horizons with a view to achieving better welfare for the peoples of the continent.

He commended the cordial relationship between Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and his Egyptian counterpart, President Mohammed Al-Sisi, and said it was healthy for African unity.

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hajiya Khadija Abba lauded the cordial relationship between the two countries. Abba said both countries had shared common interests since 1962.

She expressed Nigeria’s gratitude to Egypt for its support in the fight against terrorism as well as donating relief items to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in this country.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK