India, Nigeria reaffirm stance on UN Security Council, boost ties
NIGERIA, India and Nigeria on Monday reaffirmed their stance in
favour of UN Security Council reform and signed up to a slew of
cooperation agreements on day two of a state visit to Nigeria by Indian
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, a joint statement said.
The two countries reaffirmed "their understanding that no reform of
the United Nations would be complete without reform of the UN Security
Council." "Nigeria reaffirmed its support for India's permanent
membership on an expanded UN Security Council.
India will respect Africa's consensus with respect to new permanent
membership from Africa," the statement said.
Singh and Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua also agreed to put in
place over the next six months a slew of agreements on promoting and
protecting investments, avoiding double taxation, air services, mutual
legal assistance and science and technology.