At a reception for the outgoing British envoy, the President commits to good governance. | By Grace Joe

Nigeria will continue working with Britain and other developed nations in order to promote good governance, political stability and socio-economic development of the country and other African nations, President Goodluck Jonathan said on Friday.

Jonathan was speaking at a meeting with the outgoing British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Andrew Lloyd, who was on a farewell visit to the Presidential Villa. He affirmed his administration?s commitment to evolving and implementing policies and measures that will help the country overcome its present challenges.

The President noted that the already-excellent bilateral relations between Nigeria and Great Britain had been significantly enhanced during Lloyd?s tenure, and also commended the High Commissioner?s efforts to boost trade and economic cooperation between the two countries ? the highpoint being Prime Minister David Cameron?s visit to Nigeria with a delegation of British business men and investors.

The President, who said Nigeria shall continue relying on Britain?s support, also received outgoing Egyptian Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Youssef Hassan Shawki, who is similarly leaving the country after a two-year tenure.

Jonathan expressed the hope that Nigeria and Egypt would continue to build and expand areas of bilateral cooperation.

He wished Shawki well in his future endeavours, urging him to consider himself a lifelong Ambassador of Nigeria to Egypt and the rest of the world.

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