President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the international community and investors to take advantage of Nigeria’s diversity in human and natural resources for investment, noting that youth development, integration and employment remains a priority of his administration.
He stated this while receiving Letters of Credence of the Ambassadors of Belgium, Mauritania, Austria and Norway at the Presidential Villa.
The President said Nigeria is ready to pursue broader dialogue, as well as enhance cooperation and collaboration on the basis of constructive mutual respect and a shared vision for the future.
The Ambassadors who presented their Letters of Credence to the President are; Mr Daniel Bertrand—Belgium, Mr Amedi Camara—Mauritania, Mr Thomas Schlesinger—Austria and Mr Knut Eiliv Lein of Norway.
President Buhari said Nigeria enjoys very good bilateral relations with the respective countries and had collaborated at the multilateral level to achieve targets set by several international conventions and treaties adding that there was a need to enhance the existing cordial relations in the interest of citizens and countries.
While calling for partnership in addressing the nation’s challenges, President Buhari noted that Nigeria shares common problems of insecurity, impact of climate change and socio-economic challenges common among nations. Notwithstanding these challenges, stressing that efforts are been made to sustain Nigeria’s position to overcome these difficulties.
In his remark, on behalf of others, the Ambassador of Belgium thanked the President for making out time to receive the Letters of Credence in spite of the peculiar situation created by the COVID-19, assuring that all the ambassadors will make the most of the opportunity to enhance relations in economics, commerce and socio-cultural issues.