President Jonathan Meets With Namibian President In Windhoek (PHOTOS)

President Jonathan Meets With Namibian President In Windhoek (PHOTOS)

By Salisu Sulaimon | Sub-Editor on March 21, 2014
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Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan speaks during a session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos January 22, 2014. (Photo Credit: REUTERS/Denis Balibouse)

President Goodluck Jonathan was in Windhoek, Namibia on Thursday, March 20, 2014 for a state visit and bilateral talks with President Hifikepunye Pohamba of Namibia.

President Jonathan & President Pohamba, Dame Jonathan & Madam Pohamba in Windhoek yesterday.
President Jonathan & President Pohamba, Dame Jonathan & Madam Pohamba in Windhoek yesterday. (State House Photo)

The meeting held at the Conference Hall of the Namibia State House and had many dignitaries in attendance.

Jonathan declared at the meeting that the federal government would no longer treat the terrorist groups terrorising Nigeria with kid gloves.

“Initially, we handle it (terrorism) with kid glove, but now we have decided to be a little more forceful because we must thrash out these terror groups. We must not allow it to continue to slow down economic growth in that part of the country,” Jonathan said.

The federal government, according to him, has decided to be more forceful in curtailing the activities of the Boko Haram group that is unleashing terror in some states of the North-East region.

He solicited the support of his Namibian counterpart and other leaders in stamping out terrorism globally.

Bilateral meeting btw Nigeria & Namibia: immigration, trade, mining, justice, health, tourism, youth devt.
Bilateral meeting btw Nigeria & Namibia: immigration, trade, mining, justice, health, tourism, youth devt. (State House Photo)

Jonathan thanked Pohamba for his country’s support to Nigeria on its election as non-permanent member of the UN.

He used the occasion to call on the super powers to restructure the UN Security Council by making it democratic in allowing other continents, including Africa to have membership.

Earlier, Pohamba had said that his country would forever remain grateful to Nigeria for its contribution and sacrifice toward the attainment of independence.

He stressed the need for the two countries to focus on industrialisation and economic sustenance, particularly in the area of agriculture, mining and tourism.

More photos from the state visit:

President Jonathan addressing issues during the bilateral meeting with Namibia
President Jonathan addressing issues during the bilateral meeting with Namibia. (State House Photo)
Agreements signed by Nigeria & Namibia include youth devt, BASA, Technical Cooperation, mining,trade etc
Agreements signed by Nigeria & Namibia include youth devt, BASA, Technical Cooperation, mining,trade etc. (State House Photo)

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