Jonathan Urges Greater Cooperation Among West African Countries On Ebola Virus
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has called for strategic collaboration
among West African countries to control and contain the Ebola Virus
Disease in order to check its spread and further threat to human lives.
President Jonathan stated this today while receiving in audience the new
Ambassador of Guinea to Nigeria, Mr. Gaoussou Toure who presented his
letters of credence to the President at the State House, Abuja.
President Jonathan commended the containment measures so far taken by West
African countries that have been affected by the disease stressing that
more concerted intra-regional cooperation and action needs to be
“A problem that affects one of us affects all. We may need to come
together as a region to strengthen our containment measures. I am however
pleased that serious measures are being taken to control the spread of
the disease,” President Jonathan said.
Ambassador Gaoussou Toure had earlier thanked President Jonathan for the
financial assistance given to Guinea by Nigeria for tackling the (Ebola)
disease and assured him that Guinea is deploying containment measures to
combat the outbreak. He reaffirmed Guinea's commitment to strengthening
the country's cordial relations with Nigeria.
Also speaking at separate audiences after receiving letters of credence
from the new Ambassador of Germany, Michael Peter Zenner and Torben
Antonio Gettermann, the new Ambassador of Denmark, President Jonathan
stated that the days of electoral violence in Nigeria are over and that
the 2015 general elections will be free and fair.
President Jonathan called on the two Ambassadors to use their positions to
strengthen the existing trade relations between their countries and
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