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Jonathan, Ban discuss violence, developments in Nigeria

25 September 2013, 15:25

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 civilians.

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 Madagascar.

Both parties also focused on Guinea-Bissau and the Central African Republic.



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