President Bola Tinubu, on Friday in Abuja, commended the outgoing French Ambassador to Nigeria, Emmanuelle Blatmann, for her dedication to enhancing relations between France and Nigeria.
In a farewell meeting with the French Ambassador, President Tinubu, in a statement by presidential spokesman Ajuri Ngelale, urged Ambassador Blatmann to leverage her new role as Director for Africa in the French Foreign Ministry to advocate the urgent need to ”upgrade technical cooperation” between Nigeria and France to defeat terrorism and violent extremism.
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On her part, Ambassador Blatmann shared notable achievements, highlighting France’s significant investments and a remarkable increase in bilateral trade.
According to her, France is among the top foreign investors in Nigeria, with over $10 billion in investment stock, and with bilateral trade increasing by 51 percent in 2021 and 2022.
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