President Muhammadu Buhari delivered keynote address at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa in Amman Jordan on Saturday, April 6.
Buhari spoke on security, cooperation among sovereign nations, and the digital age among many things.
In a press release obtained by Legit.ng, Buhari said that the Boko Haram insurgent group is npt holding any more territory.
"Permit me to start by thanking His Majesty, King Abdallah Bin Hussein of Jordan, for the special invitation to speak to you briefly at this event.
"2. I also want to congratulate the World Economic Forum for organizing this forum with the theme of “Building New Platforms of Cooperation”.
"3. In this digital age where physical borders no longer exist to protect even the most secured nations, the only way to overcome predatory and divisionary forces is for all well-meaning nations to work together for the greater good of mankind.
"4. Simply put, cooperation amongst sovereign nations is no longer a choice. It is an absolute necessity.
"5. In the last ten years, the world as we knew it has completely changed.
"6. We have seen and experienced significant shifts on many fronts. In Technology; Population and Migration; Trade and Geopolitics; Climate change; and many more.
"7. For some nations, these trends have had positive impacts. But of course, we have also seen the negative and destructive outcomes of these trends in other countries.
"8. It is my view, that no region of the world has felt the full impact of these dramatic shifts and shocks like the Middle East and Africa - North and Sub-Sahara.
"9. On one hand, our region is blessed with a very young, vibrant, enterprising and dynamic population. We also have valuable natural resources that are the envy of many nations.
"10. These assets and endowments contributed to our region experiencing some of the highest economic growth rates in the world.
"11. On the other hand however, we have also been hosts to some of the deadliest conflicts in recent history. The deaths, damage and destruction caused by terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda, ISIS and Boko Haram over the last ten years will take decades to repair..."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that President Buhari will depart Abuja on Thursday, April 4, for Amman to honour an invitation by King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Jordan to participate in the World Economic Forum (WEF).
Femi Adesina, the president’s special adviser on media and publicity, who made this known in a statement in Abuja on Thursday, said the WEF on the middle east and North Africa would be holding at the Dead Sea, Jordan.
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