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We must do more to end terrorism –Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday admitted that Nigeria, and indeed, the world needed to do more to end terrorism and its impact on global peace.

Jonathan spoke while receiving the new British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Andrew Pocock, who was in the Presidential Villa, Abuja to present his letter of credence.

“The whole world clearly needs to unite and do much more than is presently being done to contain terrorism with its very negative impact on global peace and security,” the President said.

He insisted that there must be a more robust global response to the scourge of terrorism.

Jonathan reviewed recent terrorism-related events in Algeria and Northern Mali with the new British High Commissioner.

He condemned Wednesday’s kidnapping of British, French and other foreign workers at a gas facility in Eastern Algeria by terrorists who claimed to be responding to France’s intervention in Mali.

He promised that Nigeria, under his watch, would continue to partner the international community to stem terrorism across the world.

The President said in furtherance of Nigeria’s commitment to the war against terrorism in West Africa, Nigerian troops were currently deployed in Mali to join the multinational force assembling there to restore Northern Mali to the control of the Malian Government.

He assured the new British envoy of the full support and cooperation of the Federal Government to further strengthen the existing cordial relations between Nigeria and Great Britain.

Jonathan had earlier received the letter of credence of the first Ambassador of South Sudan to Nigeria, Mr. Parmena Mangar.

He assured Mangar that Nigeria would remain a strong advocate for peace between South Sudan and Sudan.

He added that the Federal Government would also give all possible developmental assistance to the new country.


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