The Federal Republic of Germany has expressed readiness to support Nigeria in its peace building efforts to ensure stability and sustenance of peace in the country.
Mr Christoph Raul, the Head of Delegation, German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, made the pledge on Thursday during a consultative meeting on “Development Cooperation Between Nigeria and Germany.
Raul emphasised that peace was an important factor for the development of any country, adding that Germany has had long standing development cooperation with Nigeria.
He noted that Germany’s cooperation policy known as `Marshal Plan for Africa’, would be a template for the country’s support to Nigeria.
“This is an umbrella for our cooperation which puts economic sustainable development at the centre and promoting aspects of good governance.
“We have a long standing cooperation in the area of job creation, vocational training, and on-going cooperation to promote sustainable forms of energy (renewable energy).
“We want to support you to stabilise your country because peace has a connection to development. We are ready to support you,’’ Raul said.
Mrs Elizabeth Egharevba, the Director, International Cooperation, Ministry of Budget and National Planning, commended Germany for its continuous support to the country.
“We have worked very well over the years and Germany has intervened in various sectors of the economy, you have also helped by giving us some development outcomes that had moved our country forward.
“I wish to appreciate you for coming to see how we can move our cooperation to another level,’’ she said. (NAN)
Edited by Isaac Aregbesola/Ese E. Ekama
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