Foreign Relations of Nigeria

Foreign Relations Of Nigeria

Since independence, with Jaja Wachuku as the first Minister of Foreign Affairs and Commonwealth Relations, later called External Affairs, Nigerian foreign policy has been characterized by a focus on Africa as a Regional power and by attachment to several fundamental principles: African unity and independence; Capability to exercise hegemonic influence in the region: peaceful settlement of disputes; nonalignment and nonintentional interference in the internal affairs of other nations; and regional economic cooperation and development. In carrying out these principles, Nigeria participates in the Organization of African Unity (OAU) now known as the African Union, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the Non-Aligned Movement, the Commonwealth,and the United Nations.

Read more about Foreign Relations Of Nigeria:  Nigeria and The Liberation of Africa, Nigeria and West Africa, Nigeria and International Organizations, International Disputes

Other articles related to "foreign relations of nigeria, nigeria, of nigeria":

Foreign Relations Of Nigeria - International Disputes
... in the past, has been completed and awaits ratification by Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria dispute with Cameroon over land and maritime boundaries around the ...
Outline Of Nigeria - Government and Politics of Nigeria - Foreign Relations of Nigeria - International Organization Membership
... The Federal Republic of Nigeria is a member of African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States (ACP) African Development Bank Group (AfDB) African Union (AU) African Union/United ...

Famous quotes containing the words foreign and/or relations:

    If the dignity as well as the prestige and influence of the United States are not to be wholly sacrificed, we must protect those who, in foreign ports, display the flag or wear the colors of this Government against insult, brutality, and death, inflicted in resentment of the acts of their Government, and not for any fault of their own.
    Benjamin Harrison (1833–1901)

    I know all those people. I have friendly, social, and criminal relations with the whole lot of them.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)