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France will improve relations with Nigeria — Ambassador

The French Embassy in Nigeria on Monday reaffirmed the country’s commitment to ensure improved relations between the two countries. The French Ambassador to Nigeria, Ambassador Jérôme Pasquier, made this known in an interview on Monday in Abuja.

He said Nigeria and France would partner in such areas as climate change, education and fight against terrorism. He also stated that his country had organized activities to commemorate this year’s International Francophone Week in Nigeria to strengthen the ties.

The week is scheduled to start from March 18 to 23, on the theme: “French Language, Connecting for Action” to mark this year’s International Francophone Day, celebrated globally on March 20. The ambassador said France and Nigeria have so many things to do together; and that they will like to have more friendship with Nigeria.

Notably, Ambassador Pasquier made it known that one special issue for both countries are to fight against terrorism. He commended the ability by some Nigerians who speak French Language to have contributed to the growth in trade relations between the two countries. He urged Nigerians wanting to school abroad to consider France as priority place for their studies, in order to enhance their learning of French Language.

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