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Liberia, Nigeria consider Joint Commission vital

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President's Sirleaf and Buhari addressing journalists in Abuja
President's Sirleaf and Buhari addressing journalists in Abuja

( 18, 2016)-Liberia and Nigeria have agreed to actualize the Joint Commission between the two countries to meet the development needs of their peoples.

Presidents Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia and Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria said: “The Commission is an effective platform for tangible socio-economic cooperation and development for their governments and peoples. “

According to a dispatch, the two West African Leaders made the commitment Tuesday, February 16, 2016 during bilateral talks in Abuja, Nigeria, where President Johnson-Sirleaf had gone for a one-day state visit.

At the same time, the Liberian Leader has consoled Nigeria for the “horrible tragedy” terrorism has brought upon its people and called for concerted regional and international campaign to defeat the menace.

She assured her Nigerian counterpart that Liberia will remain supportive of a united Nigeria.

For his part, President Buhari welcomed Liberia’s stance on a one Nigeria policy and promised to support efforts to sustain peace in Liberia.

The Nigerian President then praised President Johnson-Sirleaf for her wise counsel on various issues of international concern and for her leadership role that has brought peace and development to Liberia.

He said: “Terrorism is an evil that must be eradicated through stronger regional and international cooperation.”



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