President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan said Friday in Abuja that the Federal Government will continue to work with Britain and other developed nations to promote good governance, political stability and socio- economic development in Nigeria and other African nations.This was made known in a press release by Reuben Abati,the presidential spokesman.
Speaking at a meeting with the outgoing British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Andrew Lloyd who was on a farewell visit to the Presidential Villa, President Jonathan reaffirmed his Administration’s commitment to evolving and implementing policies and measures that will help Nigeria to successfully overcome present challenges.
The President noted that the already excellent bilateral relations between Nigeria and Great Britain had been significantly enhanced during Mr. Lloyd’s tenure.
He commended the High Commissioner’s efforts to boost trade and economic cooperation between Nigeria and Britain, the high-point of which, he said, was Prime Minister David Cameron’s visit to Nigeria with a delegation of British business men and investors.
“We shall continue to count on your support and I hope your successor will continue your good work here in Nigeria,” President Jonathan told Mr. Lloyd.
The President also received the outgoing Egyptian Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Youssef Hassan Shawki who is leaving the country after a two-year tenure.
President Jonathan expressed the hope that Nigeria and Egypt will continue to build-up and expand areas of bilateral cooperation.
He wished Mr. Shawki well in his future endeavours and urged him to now consider himself a life-long Ambassador of Nigeria to Egypt and the rest of the world.