President Jonathan Meets Chadian Leader Monday On Greater Cooperation Against Terrorism


BEVERLY HILLS, September 07, (THEWILL) - President Goodluck Jonathan will travel to Ndjamena Monday for talks with his Chadian counterpart, President Idriss Deby.

This is in continuation of the Federal Government's efforts to forge a stronger alliance against terrorism and violent extremism with Nigeria's neighbours.

The talks in Ndjamena with President Deby, who is also the current Chairman of the African Union's Peace and Security Council , follow their discussions in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, last week on the sidelines of the African Union Peace and Security Council Summit.

President Jonathan and his host, according to a statement signed by the President's Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, will discuss the further actualisation of agreements for greater cooperation against insurgents and terrorists reached by Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon at a meeting in Paris earlier this year.

Their talks, the statement added, are expected to lead to the strengthening of the Paris Accord on joint border patrols, intelligence sharing and the prevention of the illicit movement of terrorists, criminals, arms and ammunition across shared borders.

The statement said before returning to Abuja on Tuesday, President Jonathan who will be accompanied by the National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), the Minister of Communication Technology, Mrs. Omobola Johnson, the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Nurudeen Mohammed and the Director General of the National Space Research and Development Agency (NSRDA), Professor Sheidu Mohammed, will be a Special Guest of Honour at an international conference on Information Technology and Communication holding in Ndjamena on the same day.