The Ambassador of France to Nigeria, Mr Deny Gauer, on Saturday assured Nigerians of continued security support and strengthened promotion of sustainable bilateral relations.
Gauer made the call in his address at the French National Day celebration organised by the French Embassy in Abuja. The Day, often celebrated globally on July 14 of every year, is a popular date that is earmarked all over France.
According to him, the relationship between France and Nigeria has evolved very positively, in political terms. He identified Nigeria as France’s first trading partner, adding that the economic trade between them favoured both parties.
The ambassador said that there was need for the relationship between the two countries to be expanded to evolve exchange of culture, renewable energy, agriculture and smart cities.
He commended the increase in the number of Nigerian students on academic scholarship in France, saying it was a step that could further cement the ties between them.