Nigeria, Algeria to take common positions at AU, UN
Nigeria’s Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama
Algiers, Jan. 21. 2018 (AltAfrika)-Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama said Saturday that Algeria and Nigeria have agreed to take common positions at the African Union (AU) and the United Nations.
Following his working meeting with his Algerian counterpart Abdelkader Messahel, the Nigerian foreign minister told reporters that the meeting focused on the political dialogue between the two countries at continental and international level, with a view to taking “common positions” both within the African Union and the United Nations.
Algeria and Nigeria “vow to boost and deepen bilateral relations in different areas, especially in terms of security and counterterrorism, good governance, economy and infrastructure,” he said.
He also said he discussed with Messahel the reactivation of the High Commission for Bilateral Cooperation “to address all issues and objectives” the two countries are seeking for “win-win cooperation.”
On the economic front, the Nigerian top diplomat said they discussed the development of mega bilateral projects, including the gas pipeline, the trans-Saharan road and the fiber optic line to connect the two countries.
“These projects are likely to facilitate cooperation for the development of the continent, as part of the vision of a more integrated Africa,” he explained.