Jonathan with Obama, urges Global Action on Terrorism

President Goodluck Jonathan Monday in New York called for a stronger global consensus and determination to end the scourge of terrorism as quickly as possible.

He made the call during discussions with President Barack Obama of the United States ahead of the opening of the 68th session of the United Nations tomorrow.

President Jonathan said that unless the international community unites and deploys its enormous resources to eradicate terrorism, it will continue to be embarrassed by terrorist outrages such as the heinous attack on defenceless shoppers in Nairobi at the weekend.

Both Obama and Jonathan have strongly condemned the attacks.

President Jonathan expressed his appreciation of the support and assistance Nigeria has been receiving from the United States for its fight against domestic terrorism.

Nigeria’s faces Boko Haram insurgency in the north, Ombatse militancy in the central part and Niger Delta militancy in the oil region.

President Jonathan added, however, that Nigeria will welcome even more bilateral collaboration in the battle against terrorism.

The President said that his administration also looked forward to the further strengthening of Nigeria’s relations with the United States in the areas of trade and economic development.

President Jonathan also gave assurances on his commitment to the continuous strengthening of Nigeria’s electoral processes and the country’s democratic institutions.

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