President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja said his administration will
continue to work with ECOWAS countries to ensure stability in the
sub-region as cross-border crimes pose more challenges to people and
“ECOWAS is doing its best, and as you know, Nigeria is fully involved in
the process of restoring stability in Guinea Bissau,’’ President Buhari
told the Ambassador of Guinea Bissau, Mr Henrique Andriano Da Silva, at
the State House after receiving his Letter of Credence.
The President said the relationship between Nigeria and Guinea Bissau had
always been healthy, noting that as the country regains its stability
there would be more room for improvement.
President Buhari, who also received the Letter of Credence from the
Ambassador of Thailand, Mr Wattana Kunwongse, said Nigeria and Thailand
had a lot to share in the ongoing effort to diversify the economy, with
focus on the agricultural sector.
“Our relationship has been very long and very commendable. We appreciate
the help we get in agriculture from Thailand and we will keep working
together,’’ he said.
In his remarks, the Ambassador of Guinea Bissau said his country remains
grateful for all the support it received from Nigeria during the prolonged
“We are very grateful for your commitment to ensure peace in Guinea Bissau
and your soldiers have been in our country to ensure stability,’’ the
The Ambassador of Thailand said Nigeria’s position as a “regional power’’
puts it in the spotlight for the recovery and stability of Africa.
“Under your leadership and guidance, we believe the economy will recover
and the entire country will be strengthened,’’ he said.