President Muhammadu Buhari has said that one thing Nigeria has in common with countries like Gambia, South Korea, Slovak, Australia, Bagladesh and Guinea Bissau is peace.
The Nigerian leader said this while receiving letters of credence from the envoys of the six countries at the state house in Abuja on Thursday March 25.
He was quoted saying;
“In addition to the fraternal relations between us, the one thing Nigeria has in common with your countries is peace. Peace is priceless, desirable and crucial to sustainable development and achieving the targets set by the UN global initiatives.
“It is therefore imperative for us to work individually and bilaterally for sustainable peace. Achieving global peace is vital to attaining food security. Peace and food security should be pursued simultaneously.”
Buhari who urged the diplomats to work towards building stronger relations with focus on providing joint solutions to rising human and natural challenges, stated that Nigeria enjoys very good bilateral relations with each of their countries, and there’s need to enhance the cordial relations for the joint benefit of citizens.
“I would like to lay emphasis on the need for us to come together to address and overcome our common challenges. Terrorism, insurgency, displacement of persons, climate change, population explosion, human trafficking, corruption, poverty, and proliferation of small arms and light weapons are all either the sources of conflict or results of it.
“These challenges though on a diverse scale, threaten the existence of humanity and human relations. These challenges underscore the need for the international community to work together to collectively identify appropriate measures to globally overcome these challenges.”