The details of President Bola Tinubu’s meeting with Benin Republic Patrice Talon, his counterpart have emerged.
There are credible reports that both African leaders met on Friday in Paris, France, at the Paris Global Financial Pact Summit.
The President said that his administration is ready to improve Nigeria’s relationship with other African nations in a statement that was released by his spokesman, Dele Alake.
The Nigerian president assured his Beninoise counterpart that his administration is accessible to all neighboring nations and that it is open to them all.
He stated, “We are ready to improve relations. Africa has been the centrepiece of Nigeria’s foreign policy.
“I believe in Africa. We have the necessity to grow the continent. The world’s economy is wobbling, and Africa has been left behind.
“On risk factors, Africa is always placed high, with higher interest rates on borrowing.
“We are always classified as high risk. We must work together for systematic recovery and growth.”
On his part, the Beninoise president said he is ready to work with Tinubu’s administration in implementing policies that will protect the economies of both nations.
He stated, ” We are prepared to work with you. Your excellency, in implementing policies that will protect our economies at land and sea entries. Whatever is forbidden in Nigeria will also be forbidden in Benin.”