Abuja – President Muhammadu Buhari says improved joint actions against terrorism and trans-border crimes are essential to the security and economic development of African countries.
The President stated this in Abuja on Thursday when he received in audience, Mr Agapito Mba Mokuy, a Special Envoy of President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea.
According to him, since terrorism no longer respects national borders, the international community must urgently evolve and implement more effective collaborative measures to enhance global security.
“Good neighbourliness is essential for the security and economic development of African countries.
“Terrorism no longer respects borders. Therefore, we must keep on improving joint measures and actions against terrorism and other trans-border crimes.
“It was with this necessity in mind that I visited all of Nigeria’s neighbouring countries immediately after my assumption of office and we will continue to do our best to strengthen regional and international cooperation against terrorism.’’
In his remarks, Mr Agapito Mba Mokuy, said that the security of Nigeria was of utmost important to the entire West African region.
Mokuy, who is also Equatorial Guinea’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, said that President Mbasogo was impressed by the progress Nigeria was making under Buhari’s leadership especially as it concerns the war against Boko Haram.
The ambassador delivered to Buhari, Mbasogo’s letter of invitation to Equatorial Guinea. (NAN)