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'Jonathan can’t apologise for Nigeria-Morocco face-off'

18 March 2015, 12:43

Abuja - The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Aminu Wali, said it was wrong for All Progressive Congress (APC) to demand an apology from President Goodluck Jonathan over the recent diplomatic row between Nigeria and Morocco, Premium Times reports.

Wali spoke in an interview with State House correspondents shortly after attending a meeting of the Security Council at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The diplomatic row between the two countries is over whether or not Jonathan recently engaged King Mohammed VI of Morocco in a telephone conversation.

Also read: Morocco recalls its ambassador to Nigeria over royal phone call

While the Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement claiming that Jonathan spoke with the Moroccan king, authorities of the kingdom denied the claim and thereafter recalled their ambassador to Nigeria.

Jonathan last Friday confirmed that he did not speak with the king and ordered the minister to probe the statement with a view to identifying the culprits and their motives.

Read more at Premium Times

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