Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama has expressed Nigeria’s desire to further strengthen and expand cooperation with Tunisia especially in the area of trade and investment.
This is contained in a statement released by the minister’s media aide, Sarah Sanda on Sunday in Abuja.
The minister made this known when he visited Tunisian President, Béji Essebsi, at the Carthage Palace in Tunis.
Onyeama’s visit to that country was on the invitation of his Tunisian counterpart, Khémaies Jhinaoui.
It was the first time in over 30 years that a high level Nigerian official had visited Tunisia.
The minister expressed Nigeria’s desire to further develop trade exchanges and to benefit from the investment opportunities available in both countries.
Onyeama also reviewed the challenges faced by Nigeria and emphasised that the priorities of the government’s work were to end terrorism.
According to him, other priorities of the government include establishing a system of good governance, create jobs for young people, and diversify the income sources of the Nigerian economy.
He expressed his admiration for the success of the democratic transition in Tunisia and the efforts made by the president to achieve greater stability in the country.
Responding, the Tunisian president had stressed the need for enhanced cooperation between both countries.
Credit: All Africa