Friday, 11 July 2014

Germany Pledges To Support, Collaborate With Nigeria in Combating Terrorism

The German Government has promised to support Nigeria in intelligence, police and military training to combat terrorism.

This is contained in a joint communiqué signed by Martin Uhomoibhi, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the German State secretary, Dr Markus Ederer in Abuja on Thursday.

It said Germany also agreed to collaborate with Nigeria in crisis prevention and control of small arms and light weapons.

"Both countries were seized with the issue of terrorism and agreed that it is an international scourge rather than a national phenomenon.

"The countries recognised the importance of regional cooperation in combating the scourge and the need to address the proliferation of arms and light weapons in West Africa’’, it added.

On multilateral issues, the communiqué noted that Nigeria and Germany agreed to continue to support each other’s candidates at the UN Security Council and the entire UN system.

Germany’s last term as a non-permanent member of the Security Council ended on Jan. 1, 2013.

TV Continental