President Goodluck Jonathan has revealed that his administration is working towards establishing embassies or representational offices in all African countries.
President Jonathan made the plan known Thursday during an audience with the new Mauritanian Ambassador to Nigeria, B.A. Abderrahmane.
He stated that it is part of his administration’s commitment to working with all African countries in promoting democracy, good governance and progress on the continent.
The president reaffirmed that “Africa remains the centerpiece of our foreign policy and I have always believed that if real progress and development are to come to Africa, we must initiate it ourselves.”
He emphasized Nigeria’s commitment to having full diplomatic representation with all African nations. And expressed hope that during Mr. Abderrahmane’s tenure, the existing relationship between Nigeria and Mauritania would be further strengthened.