Nigerian First Lady meets Thai Premier

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BANGKOK, 20 November 2013 First Lady of Nigeria Patience Faka Jonathan, wife of President Goodluck Jonathan, met Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra during her official visit to Thailand to attend the ITU Telecom World 2013. 

The First Lady is leading a Nigerian delegation to take part in the ITU Telecom World 2013 which is taking place at IMPACT Muangthong Thani until November 22. This is her first visit to the Kingdom of Thailand.

Miss Jonathan called on Prime Minister Yingluck at the Government House during which they discussed the good bilateral ties between Thailand and Nigeria. On this occasion, Miss Yingluck praised the Nigerian First Lady for her roles in supporting women and children in Africa, while Miss Jonathan affirmed to the Thai Premier that she would do her best in pushing for greater participation of women in the society, not only in Nigeria and Africa, but also in other parts of the world.

Miss Yingluck also reaffirmed the Thai Government’s invitation extended to the Nigerian President to attend the Thai-African High Level Dialogue which Thailand will host in the northern province of Chiang Mai in February next year. The dialogue is meant to further strengthen the already strong ties between Thailand and countries in the African continent.