President Muhammadu Buhari has called on world leaders to strengthen relationships across borders, and be more forthright in intelligence sharing, to curb the growing sophistication in global terrorism.
At a presentation of Letter of Credence of the Egyptian Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Aseem Muhammed Hanafi Elseify, at the Aso Rock Villa, President Buhari said recent attacks in some developed countries showed a need for stronger global collaboration and review of security architectures across countries.
He noted that the Boko Haram attacks within West Africa and across the borders were brought under control when leaders in the region collaborated on counter-insurgency operations.
President Buhari said bilateral relations between Nigeria and Egypt in education, training and trade had been historical, urging the new ambassador to work towards expanding and deepening the scope of the relationship.
The Egyptian Ambassador, Mr. Elseify said building partnership to tackle the security challenges faced by both countries would be one of his priorities.
President Buhari also received Letters of Credence from the Ambassador of Benin Republic, Mrs. Marcelline Paulette Adjovi Yekpe, and Ambassador of Mexico, Mr Alejandro Garcia Moreno-Elizando.