Press release

PM meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan

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David Cameron met Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan while in New York attending the 69th session of the UN General Assembly.

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A Number 10 spokesperson said:

The Prime Minister met with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan this morning to discuss how their two countries could strengthen their cooperation in tackling common threat posed by terrorism.

The President thanked the Prime Minister for UK support in tackling Boko Haram. The Prime Minister set out that the UK would continue to look at what more it could do to help but that adhering to human rights was fundamental to our support.

The PM expressed the UK’s interest in efforts to tackle oil theft in Nigeria and President Jonathan said his government was working hard on this.

Both leaders also agreed that the post 2015 development goals needed to be clear, concise and inspiring.

On the upcoming elections in Nigeria, the Prime Minister said he looked forward to free and fair elections in 2015 and the President said they would build on the credibility of Nigerian electoral reform.

The Prime Minister also took the opportunity to thank the President for the completion of the bilateral Prisoner Transfer Agreement.

Published 24 September 2014