International, Politics

Nigeria, France To Strengthen Cooperation

Nigeria and France have agreed to continue to deepen the buoyant diplomatic, economic and military relationships between the two countries.

This was the highlight of the bilateral meeting between Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and French Prime Minister, Mr Bernard Cazeneuve, in Paris, France.

The meeting held on the sideline of the just concluded global forum on Anti-Corruption and Integrity hosted by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Both the Federal Government and the French Republic are exploring new ways to confront and defeat the ideologies fuelling terrorism.

Osinbajo told to the French leader that the Buhari administration had made tremendous progress in degrading Boko Haram and suppressing the insurgency, stressing that need to break the ideological underpinnings of terror group.

“One thing left for us to deal with is deradicalization, defeating the ‘ideology’ behind the mindless killing and violence.

The Vice President stated that the Federal Government would be happy to work with France and others among its diplomatic partners to ensure peace who might also have to deal with such problems as the challenge of deradicalization.

(NAN)

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