President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday known as on the worldwide neighborhood to collectively confront the COVID-19 pandemic, corruption, terrorism and different widespread challenges affecting the world.
Buhari mentioned world leaders want elevated efforts to confront the pandemic, terrorism, proliferation of sunshine arms, amongst others.
He spoke at an occasion to obtain Letters of Credence of the brand new Ambassadors of Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Argentina on the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
An announcement by Buhari’s spokesman, Femi Adesina quoted the president as expressing his admiration for the cooperation that Nigeria and the opposite three international locations have loved in different fora.
In line with Buhari: “We’ve widespread challenges that influence a lot on our international locations, which embody Terrorism, Insurgency, Local weather Change, Inhabitants Explosion, Human Trafficking, Corruption, Poverty, and Proliferation of Small Arms and Mild Weapons.
“On high of all these, the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has include totally different strains that pose an extra problem to the preliminary outbreak. These challenges underscore the necessity for the worldwide neighborhood to work much more in live performance to collectively determine applicable methods and means to globally resolve these challenges.
“All three international locations represented right here, take pleasure in glorious multilateral relations with us. Along with the United Nations, the most important multilateral umbrella platform, we’re additionally members of the G-77 and the South-South Cooperation which Nigeria, Argentina, Egypt and Saudi Arabia have used to advance our collective pursuits and causes. Nigeria is proud to be related to these platforms, for they’ve enabled us to work carefully along with the Principal Representatives of those international locations.”
The Ambassadors, who introduced their Letters of Credence, are Mr Ihab Moustafa Awad Moustafa, Arab Republic of Egypt, Mr Faisal Ebraheem Alajrafi Alghamdi, the Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Mr Alejandro Miguel Francisco Herrero, the Republic of Argentina.
The President reiterated to the Ambassadors the readiness of Nigeria “to work with you all to realize international peace, meals safety and sustainable atmosphere.”
Whereas wishing the envoys a profitable tenure, he enjoined them to escalate the present stage of relations:
“On behalf of the Authorities and other people of Nigeria, I urge you, in the middle of your duties in Nigeria, to construct on the successes of your predecessors and improve the present fraternal relations between our international locations,” the President mentioned.
Talking on behalf of others, Ambassador Ihab Moustafa expressed appreciation to the President for receiving them and accepting their letters of credence.