United Nations - President Goodluck Jonathan met
on Tuesday with the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, where both
discussed recent developments in Nigeria, particularly the persistent
violence in northern part of the country.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that they also discussed the
need to ensure that humanitarian aid remained accessible to all
Both parties also exchanged views on the welcome progress achieved in
Mali and Guinea-Bissau as well as implementing the Green tree agreement
between Nigeria and Cameroon.
Ban, however, reaffirmed the readiness of the UN to continue to
support Nigeria’s efforts to restore peace and security, and to protect
civilians in the northern part of the country.
He underlined the importance of the post-2015 agenda, while he
welcomed the critical role that Nigeria would play as co-chair of the
Intergovernmental Expert Committee on Financing Sustainable Development.
The secretary-general also met with the President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, and they discussed political developments in the Southern
African Development Community (SADC) region, especially Zimbabwe and
Both parties also focused on Guinea-Bissau and the Central African Republic.