Minister Joly speaks with Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs

Minister Joly speaks with Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs
Minister Joly speaks with Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs

May 10, 2024 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honorable Mélanie Joly, spoke today with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Yusuf Maitama Tuggar, during his visit to Ottawa.

During their meeting, Minister Joly congratulated Nigeria for the strong leadership the country is demonstrating in West Africa, notably by chairing the Economic Community of West African States, which contributes to support stability, peace and development as well as protect democratic governance in the region.

The ministers also discussed the multifaceted relations between the 2 countries, including growing trade and investment opportunities and collaboration on issues of common interest, including the negotiation of an agreement on protection and promotion of foreign investments. They highlighted the close ties between the people of Canada and Nigeria and the long-standing collaboration in the areas of trade, development and security. Minister Joly reiterated the importance of the close bilateral relations between Canada and Nigeria.

In addition, Minister Joly welcomed Minister Tuggar’s views on how Canada could better support efforts towards peace, security and democracy in West Africa.

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