President Bola Tinubu has sought for strengthened bilateral relationship with France to help the country fight insecurity.
The president said this on Friday in Abuja in a farewell meeting with the outgoing French Ambassador to Nigeria, Emmanuelle Blatmann.
He applauded Blatmann for her dedication to enhancing relations between France and Nigeria.
While urging her to leverage her new role as Director for Africa to advocate the need to ”upgrade technical cooperation” between Nigeria and France, he sought for strengthened cooperation to defeat terrorism and violent extremism, according to Daily Post.
Tinubu said, “You have been excellent in promoting bilateral relations between both countries in the areas of economy, trade, education, arts, and culture.
“Thank you for the hard work you have done in Nigeria and for President Macron to appoint you to a new position as Africa Director, it is a testament that you excelled in your assignment in our country.
“You will always be welcomed in Nigeria. On regional security, we want you to remind Paris at every opportunity that it is necessary to upgrade our technical cooperation in our joint efforts to defeat terrorism and counter violent extremism in the region.”