President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated the need for international communities to confront common challenges collectively.
On Thursday, he stated this while receiving the Letter of Credence of the new Ambassadors of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Argentina at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Buhari stated that: “We have common challenges that impact so much on our countries, which include Terrorism, Insurgency, Climate Change, Population Explosion, Human Trafficking, Corruption, Poverty, and Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons.
“On top of all these, the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has come with different strains that pose an additional challenge to the initial outbreak. These challenges underscore the need for the international community to work even more in concert to collectively identify appropriate ways and means to resolve these challenges globally.”
The President also spoke on the bilateral relationship with the counties, which have advanced collective interests and cause on various occasions.
“All three countries represented here to enjoy excellent multilateral relations with us. In addition to the United Nations, the largest multilateral umbrella platform, we are also members of the G-77 and the South-South Cooperation with Nigeria, Argentina, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia have used to advance our collective interests and causes. Nigeria is proud to be associated with these platforms, for they have enabled us to work closely together with the Principal Representatives of these countries.”
The President informed the Ambassadors of the country’s zeal “to work with you all to achieve global peace, food security, and sustainable environment.”
“On behalf of the Government and people of Nigeria, I urge you, in the course of your duties in Nigeria, to build on the successes of your predecessors and enhance the existing fraternal relations between our countries,” the President said.
The Ambassador of Egypt, Ihab Moustafa, who Spoke on behalf of the ambassadors, appreciated President Mohammadu Buhari for the warm reception and for receiving their letters of credence.
He stated their readiness “to work with Your Excellency’s government to further enhance and strengthen our countries’ friendship and partnership with the Federal Republic of Nigeria. We will count on your kind support and guidance to this end.”
The Ambassadors, who presented their Letters of Credence, are Ihab Moustafa Awad Moustafa, Arab Republic of Egypt, Faisal Ebraheem Alajrafi Alghamdi, the Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Alejandro Miguel Francisco Herrero, the Republic of Argentina.