Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan has
congratulated newly-elected Israel Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, on his
victory in Tuesday’s general elections.
Reuben Abati, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, said
Jonathan, who is seeking re-election in next weekend's election, looked forward
to continue working with Netanyahu to further
strengthen the existing cordial and mutually-beneficial
relations between Nigeria and Israel.
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“The President and the Federal Government will also continue to count on the
cooperation and support of the Israeli government under Netanyahu’s leadership
as Nigeria strives to overcome the challenges of terrorism, violent extremism
and sustainable development,” Abati said.
He added that President Jonathan called on Netanyahu and his incoming
administration in Israel and other countries in the Middle-East to
re-dedicate themselves to achieving lasting peace in the region through
"The President wishes Netanyahu a very successful new term in office and
prays that God Almighty will continue to grant him the wisdom, courage and
strength he requires to lead the people of Israel into greater peace, security
- CAJ News