Yar'Adua, Gnassingbe hold talks

11/09/2007
Yar'Adua, Gnassingbe hold talks

Nigeria's President Umaru Yar'Adua assured Monday that u nder his leadership, Nigeria would continue to play a leading role in promoting p eace and political stability in the West African sub-region.

Speaking at bilateral talks with a Togolese Government delegation, led by Presid ent Faure Gnassingbe, in the capital city of Abuja, President Yar'Adua said his a dministration would do everything within its powers to ensure that the relative p eace now existing in the sub-region was maintained and built upon."We must not allow fresh disruptions of the peace in West Africa," President Yar 'Adua said while responding to concerns raised by his Togolese counterpart.

He also reaffirmed Nigeria's commitment to the co-prosperity zone established wi th Togo and Benin Republic, adding that he expected the next summit of the group

to, among other things, adopt a coordinated approach to curb the illegal traffic

in small arms within the zone.

President Yar'Adua also promised the Nigerian government would expedite action t o ensure the completion of the West African Gas Pipeline Project in the shortest possible time, because its early completion would help to solve the energy probl e ms being experienced by Togo and other neighbouring countries.

Togo President thanked Yar'Adua for the "warm and brotherly" reception ac corded his delegation.

He spoke of his desire to build on the cordial relationship between Togo and Nig eria established under his father, the late President Gnassingbe Eyadema.

He told Yar'Adua that Togo expected the West African Gas Pipeline to boost its p ower supply and would welcome its early completion.

Both leaders also discussed the rescheduling of the postponed summit of the co-p rosperity zone.

 

Commentaires

Loading comments ...

Loading comments ...

IL NE FALLAIT PAS MANQUER

Le coup de gueule du ministre de la Santé

Santé

Moustapha Mijiyawa, le ministre de la Santé, a poussé un coup de gueule vendredi. Et il a bien raison.

Exercice conjoint avec l'Egypte

Coopération

Les forces spéciales égyptiennes et togolaises ont lancé la deuxième phase d'un exercice militaire conjoint de lutte contre le terrorisme.

Un ‘G5 côtier’ pour faire face au terrorisme ?

Coopération

Un projet de coopération transfrontalière sur le modèle du G5 Sahel pourrait voir le jour en Afrique de l’Ouest. 

Une Maison des femmes ouverte à Sotouboua

Développement

Une Maison des femmes a été inaugurée lundi à Sotouboua (région centrale) par le ministre de l’Urbanisme, Ayeva Koko.