Nigeria seeks assistance from Egypt against terrorism
London, Jan. 28, 2021 (AltAfrica)-Nigeria is looking to benefit from Egypt expertise in combating terrorism, Joe Keshi, the Special Envoy of the Nigerian President, told Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi in Cairo on Wednesday.
According to the Egyptian presidency, Keshi delivered to El-Sisi a letter from Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on bilateral cooperation, especially on combating terrorism, economy and trade as well as boosting political consultations between Cairo and Abuja.
The letter also discussed an exchange of expertise in dealing with the coronavirus and Egypt’s role in supporting Nigeria’s efforts towards development through cooperation in infrastructure projects, including road construction and power generation.
Egypt has already began mass vaccination against covid -19 virus with Doctor Hossam Hosny, the head of the Scientific Committee to Combat Coronavirus at the Ministry of Health, saying that that there have been virtually no reports of any serious side-effects from the Chinese vaccine used in Egypt.
Keshi affirmed the long-standing ties between Egypt and Nigeria, and his country’s aspiration to benefit from Egypt’s expertise in combating terrorism through training sessions in light of Egypt’s role as a key pillar for stability and security in Africa.
El-Sisi underlined the historical relations between the two countries and Nigeria’s status within the African continent and especially in West Africa.
He stressed Egypt’s keenness on bolstering ties with Nigeria through the optimisation of energy and resources in Africa to help push joint African efforts to achieve the developmental aspirations of the continent’s nations.