Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated Tony Abbot following the coalition’s victory in elections Australia recently held.
Jonathan expressed hope the new administration would maintain the cordial relations between the two countries.
“As Mr Abbot and the Liberal Coalition return to power in Australia for the first time in six years, President Jonathan hopes that they will maintain and build on the cordial and friendly relations developed between Nigeria, other African nations and Australia under the outgoing Labour government,” Jonathan's spokesperson, Reuben Abati, stated.
He said Jonathan and the Federal Government of Nigeria looked forward to working with Abbot and his incoming administration to fully actualize the plans for increased trade and economic cooperation between the two countries, which were initiated during Jonathan's visit to Australia in 2011.
Abati added Jonathan also trusted that with Abbot at the helm of the Australian Government, Nigeria and Australia would continue to work harmoniously on global issues such as the war against terrorism, climate change, international trade and migration.
"The President wishes Mr Abbot a very successful tenure," Abati concluded.
- CAJ News