Accra, Ghana: Ghana and the Federal Republic of Nigeria have reaffirmed their intention to continue and further strengthen their existing defence co-operation.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) and the Nigerian High Commission in Accra said, both countries would continue to share common objectives of adding new dimensions and raising the level of bilateral defence cooperation.
Co-signed by the Commandant of the Centre, Major General Richard Addo Gyane, and the High Commissioner, Nigeria High Commission, Accra, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas (rtd), the MoU reaffirms the collective responsibility of both countries for regional stability and security in Africa and the world.
Taking into account the need to contribute – in the spirit of the Charter of the United Nations – to strengthening of peace and security, confidence and stability in the world, both parties would work together to effectively address common security challenges.
The MoU sets out the conditions as well as the form of activities relating to the bilateral cooperation on training by deployment and financing of a Course Director from Nigeria to the KAIPTC.
The MoU further stresses the importance of assisting in building up regional capabilities and training institutions as part of support activities, including conflict prevention, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding throughout Africa and the world.