Tinubu speaks with Canadian PM Trudeau on Gabon, Niger coups

Tinubu and Trudeau

Tinubu and Trudeau

President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday held an extensive phone conversation with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, during which the coups in Niger and Gabon were discussed.

The two leaders agreed that the promotion and protection of constitutional democratic governance on the African continent must be a top priority between their two countries and globally.

They also discussed deepening collaboration across all sectors between their two countries.

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The two leaders discussed deepening investments in Nigeria in the sub-sector of Agro-processing and the need for greater support of older democracies in undergirding younger democracies in Africa in the fight against terrorism and poverty.

The Nigerian leader encouraged the Canadian leader to facilitate enhanced military cooperation while acknowledging the key contributions that Nigerians continue to make toward Canada’s economic development and public sector leadership.

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