The Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) have said they are strengthening their collaboration in pursuit of Nigeria’s national interest.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yusuf Tuggar, hosted Dr. Joseph Ochogwu, the Director-General of IPCR, and his management team on a courtesy visit on Friday. During the meeting, both parties discussed ways to enhance their cooperation in areas such as conflict prevention and resolution, peacebuilding, and mediation.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs said that the collaboration between the Ministry and IPCR is essential to Nigeria’s efforts to promote peace and security in the country and the region. He stressed that the two institutions have a shared mandate to promote dialogue and understanding among different parties, and to build a more peaceful and prosperous Nigeria.
The Director-General of IPCR said that the Institute is committed to working with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to achieve Nigeria’s national interest. He noted that IPCR has a wealth of experience in conflict prevention and resolution, and that it is ready to share this expertise with the Ministry.
The meeting between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and IPCR is a significant step in strengthening Nigeria’s diplomatic efforts. It reflects the commitment of both institutions to promoting peace and security, and it will help to ensure that Nigeria plays a leading role in resolving conflicts in the region.
The meeting was also attended by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Gabriel Aduda, and other senior officials from both institutions.