Tuesday 23 February 2016

#Liberia to collaborate with #Nigeria on #BokoHaram } TheNation

Liberia Minister of Defence, Browney Samukai, has promised his country`s readiness to collaborate with Nigeria to counter insurgency in West Africa.

The minister, who spoke in Abuja on Tuesday when he visited his Nigerian counterpart, Mohammed Dan-Ali, in Abuja, said they are ready to partner with Nigeria in fighting insurgents in the northeast.

He said, “In whatever way Liberia can help from the military side, we are more than glad to partner with you in that regards.”

“It is our hope that our discussions will go further to broaden peace within the region and to join the people of Nigeria in supporting your efforts against terrorism and extremism.”

Samukai also noted the importance of maintaining bilateral relations despite the winding down of an eight -year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Liberia and Nigeria on rebuilding the Liberian Armed Forces this June.

He added: “It is important that we continue our bilateral discussions within the context of the draw down so that our two countries strategic interest can continue to be maintained and to also appreciate the intent of the MoU we have signed some years ago.”

Dan Alli promised government’s support to ensure peace in Liberia, noting that government is also working on updating the MoU with Liberia.

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