Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte pledges support for Nigeria's war against terrorism

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte pledges support for Nigeria's war against terrorism

- President Muhammadu Buhari says prime minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, has promised to support Nigeria's fight against insurgency

- He met with Rutte at the Hague and both leaders discussed burning issues including fight against terrorism, climate change, among others

- The president was invited to the Netherlands by the International Criminal Court

As Nigeria finds lasting solution to the menace of insecurity, prime minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, has promised to support the country in its fight against terrorism.

This was disclosed by President Muhammadu Buhari who was invited to the Netherlands by the International Criminal Court (ICC), Vanguard reports.

According to the president's special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, President Buhari met with Dutch prime minister, Mark Rutte, on Monday, July 16 at the Hague.

Adesina stated that issues discussed by the two leaders included fight against insurgency in the northeast, climate change particularly the shrinkage of Lake Chad, fight against corruption among others.

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He said: “The Nigerian leader stressed the need for workable solutions to restore the Lake Chad, including the inter-basin water transfer project from Ubangi River in Central Africa to the Lake.

“The president welcomed the interest of the Dutch prime minister on Lake Chad and commitment to establish a technical committee to work with the Nigerian side on the best approach to address the issue.

“President Buhari also expressed the firm commitment of his administration to recover more stolen funds and assets of the country stashed abroad and looked forward to working closely with the Netherlands on this.”

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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari's invitation to attend the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of Rome Statute of International Criminal Court (ICC) was said to be an indication that Nigeria's support to the court was recognised and appreciated.

This was stated by Nigeria's ambassador to the Netherlands, Oji Ngofa, who also said that the promise made by the Dutch government that it would ensure that its embassy resumed issuance of Schengen visas in Abuja was a result of the good bilateral relationship between the two countries.

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