Nigeria And Cote d’Ivoire Sign Bi-National Commission Agreement

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Updated August 1, 2013

The Federal Government of Nigeria and government of Cote d’Ivoire have signed a bi-national commission framework agreement paving the way for both countries to clearly define priorities and goals towards achieving meaningful and sustainable economic, social and political relations.

According to the Vice-President, Namadi Sambo, who signed the joint commission agreement on behalf of the federal government, the establishment of the bi-national commission should be seen as partnership that will bring further benefits not only to the ECOWAS sub-region but to Africa as a whole.

It would be recalled that President Goodluck Jonathan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) establishing the bi-national commission (BNC) during his state visit to Cote d’Ivoire in March, 2013, which he said is in recognition of close ties that the countries have enjoyed.

He noted that Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire share a long history of excellent relationship that predates ECOWAS as both countries are now important members of ECOWAS, African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN) also playing significant roles at the sub-regional, regional and international platforms.