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Nigeria: Jonathan, First Lady Receive Ivorien National Honours

President Alassane Ouattara late Friday in Abidjan conferred Cote d'Ivoire's highest honour, the Grand Cross of the Order of the Nation on President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan in appreciation of Nigeria's contributions to peace, stability and progress in his country.

President Ouattara also conferred the honour of Commander of the Order of the Nation on the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan at a State Banquet in the Ivorian seat of government.

Speaking at the occasion, President Jonathan, who began a state visit to the country on Friday, said that Nigeria and Cote d'Ivoire must continue to strengthen their bilateral cooperation for the benefit of their citizens and others in the West African sub-region.

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