Read The Press Statement By GEJ When He Met With The US Secretary Of State (Vid)

Date: 25-01-2015 8:22 pm (8 years ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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Statement by GEJ regarding meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry

The State House press release below...



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It was a pleasure to welcome Secretary John Kerry to Nigeria.  We had a candid and constructive discussion about a broad range of issues.

Nigeria is a vibrant democracy and the largest trading partner of the United States in Africa, with more than $18 billion in bilateral trade.  Our countries and peoples share a mutual admiration for each other and a deep commitment to freedom, democracy, and human rights.

This is why we are together engaged in a struggle against a common enemy that promotes terror, fear, division, and violates human rights, most especially of women and girls, with complete impunity.  Winning the fight against Boko Haram in Nigeria and West Africa is absolutely essential to beat back the tide of religious extremism around the world.

Our security forces have been working tirelessly and courageously to achieve this goal.  I reaffirmed for Secretary Kerry that Nigeria is strongly committed to building the multinational task force to fight Boko Haram in partnership with Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Benin Republic under the auspices of the Lake Chad Basin Commission.  Indeed, I called publicly for such a regional approach at the African leaders summit in Paris in May 2014 and more recently in multilateral meetings.

We are pleased that the international community is now strongly united behind this initiative and agree that its success is critical. It is equally important that the multinational force receives the significant support that is required to address the threat through our global partners.

The United States, more than any other country in the world, has the most experience fighting armed insurgencies.  And having suffered the devastating attacks of 9/11, its people also understand the insecurity and fear that is the reality for the vast majority of peaceful, tolerant Muslims and Christians in North Eastern Nigeria.  

This is why I firmly believe that enhancing and expanding various channels of cooperation between our two countries, in the context of growing international coordination, are of the utmost importance.  I discussed a number of ideas with Secretary Kerry to move such cooperation forward.

We are grateful to the United States for standing with Nigeria and its people in our fight against Boko Haram.  I reaffirmed our strong commitment to working together with the United States to put an end to global terrorism and particularly Boko Haram.  Nigeria will also work to deepen and consolidate our bilateral relationship with the United States.

I emphasized to Secretary Kerry that I am deeply committed to ensuring that our forthcoming election is free, fair, and credible.  It is especially critical that all political parties abide by the Abuja Accord, which commits each to non-violence before, during, and after the election.



I made it absolutely clear that the May 29th handover date is sacrosanct.  In addition, the Government will provide all resources that are required by the Independent National Electoral Commission to ensure that the election goes smoothly.  I also emphasized that INEC is an independent body, which makes its own decisions without any interference from the Government.



Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR

President

Federal Republic of Nigeria


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Posted: at 25-01-2015 08:22 PM (8 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- beneno at 25-01-2015 08:39 PM (8 years ago)
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Posted: at 25-01-2015 08:39 PM (8 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Lateef67 at 25-01-2015 08:45 PM (8 years ago)
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Iro naa la ma pa when wl bokoharam stop jona
Posted: at 25-01-2015 08:45 PM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Adbb at 25-01-2015 09:02 PM (8 years ago)
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But oga jona u dey hear wetin asari dey yan say infact na only u contest so if u lose yawa go gas? Me I feel say e go beta pass if u divide naija abi how una c am?
Posted: at 25-01-2015 09:02 PM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- zoe61 at 25-01-2015 10:12 PM (8 years ago)
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Posted: at 25-01-2015 10:12 PM (8 years ago) | Hero
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- abati666 at 25-01-2015 10:26 PM (8 years ago)
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MY FELLOW NIGERIANS....THIS FOOL IS PROMISING WHAT HE CANNOT DELIVER....HE IS SELLING THE COUNTRY DOWN THE RIVER AGAIN AND AGAIN.....HA HA HA

NIGERIANS WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE....HA HA HA
Posted: at 25-01-2015 10:26 PM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- obibye at 25-01-2015 11:01 PM (8 years ago)
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John Kerry y u dey look our president like that ni
Posted: at 25-01-2015 11:01 PM (8 years ago) | Newbie
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- scotik at 25-01-2015 11:38 PM (8 years ago)
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U r calling ur president a fool, what  r u then? May God ve mercy on people like u. People like u will never be an important person in society.
Posted: at 25-01-2015 11:38 PM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- egwuevans17 at 26-01-2015 12:48 AM (8 years ago)
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 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin jona the peace maker, I don't think any hausa man will sign this type of accord when he is in power. JONA ALL THE WAY TO 2019
Posted: at 26-01-2015 12:48 AM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- charlesomo at 26-01-2015 04:22 AM (8 years ago)
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Mresido why you sadown talk this matter whit john kerry na? you dey fall nigeria hand o.
Posted: at 26-01-2015 04:22 AM (8 years ago) | Newbie
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- charlesomo at 26-01-2015 04:32 AM (8 years ago)
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And america get the largest  trading partnarship whit nigeria even collecting our oil but still yet them treath us like a fool please mr jona wise up abeg.
Posted: at 26-01-2015 04:32 AM (8 years ago) | Newbie
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- charlesomo at 26-01-2015 04:41 AM (8 years ago)
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Presido you no even seatdown talk matter whit this call john kerry remenber your the presido of all the naija, so please another time like this try to seatdown talk whit oyibo people abeg.
Posted: at 26-01-2015 04:41 AM (8 years ago) | Newbie
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- lakman at 26-01-2015 06:59 AM (8 years ago)
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jonathan we nigerians need you for more 4years, GOD bless nigeria, bless biafra, bless ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,jonathan
Posted: at 26-01-2015 06:59 AM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Perfect2 at 26-01-2015 07:37 AM (8 years ago)
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wow! even with the height of GEJ John Kerry still make him shorter??? this Kerry is really tall...o
Posted: at 26-01-2015 07:37 AM (8 years ago) | Newbie
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- Ann2009 at 26-01-2015 08:10 AM (8 years ago)
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Fool you call him, hmmm God will have mercy on you and I pray that someday you will find yourself in a position wia you will receive more insults from people far more younger than you are in public....
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- elchymo at 26-01-2015 08:37 AM (8 years ago)
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- elchymo at 26-01-2015 08:39 AM (8 years ago)
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Posted: at 26-01-2015 08:39 AM (8 years ago) | Hero
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- Timmy9ja at 26-01-2015 08:49 AM (8 years ago)
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Mr.President you are as disappointment to all Nigerians why will a  president of a nation to make this kind speech like primary school student,stop giving american this kind of preference we have nothing to gain from them their motive is to loot our oil.
Posted: at 26-01-2015 08:49 AM (8 years ago) | Newbie
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- Nicksam at 26-01-2015 09:09 AM (8 years ago)
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- echeeche at 26-01-2015 09:32 AM (8 years ago)
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