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Jonathan, Chadian President to meet over terrorism
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan

Jonathan, Chadian President to meet over terrorism

To forge stronger alliance against terrorism and violent extremism in the region, President Goodluck Jonathan will travel to Ndjamena, Chad on Monday for talks with his Chadian counterpart, President Idriss Deby.

The talks in Ndjamena, according to a statement by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, follow their discussions in Nairobi last week on the sidelines of the African Union Peace and Security Council Summit.

Jonathan and his host, who is also the current Chairman of the African Union’s Peace and Security Council, will discuss the further actualization of agreements for greater cooperation against insurgents and terrorists reached by Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon at a meeting in Paris earlier this year.

The statement reads: “Their talks are expected to lead to the strengthening of the Paris Accord on joint border patrols, intelligence sharing and the prevention of the illicit movement of terrorists, criminals, arms and ammunition across shared borders.”

President Jonathan will be accompanied by the National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), the Minister of Communication Technology, Mrs. Omobola Johnson, the Minister of State for Foreign  Affairs,  Dr. Nurudeen Mohammed and the Director General of the National Space Research and Development Agency, Professor Sheidu Mohammed.

Before returning to Abuja on Tuesday, President Jonathan will also be a Special Guest of Honour at an international conference on Information Technology and Communication holding in Ndjamena on the same day.

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