Ambassador of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Jon Tong Chol, says Nigeria is now politically stable under the current administration of President Bola Tinubu.
Chol gave this assessment when he visited the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Abdullahi Ganduje, at the National Secretariat of the party in Abuja, on Monday.
He noted that though the Tinubu-led administration took over at a difficult time, “it is apparent that the new administration is making progress in the fields of national security and revival of the economy.”
The envoy, who stressed the need to exchange ideas between the two nations, also sought for a partnership between APC and the ruling Workers Party of Korea.
He said, “I see that Nigeria is now a politically stable country, and we see the achievements made in the fight against terrorists, such as Boko Haram and also the separatist groups.
“We cannot achieve progress in nation building apart from securing peace of the country.
“And we see that not only the administration but the leadership of the ruling party (APC) has been composed of very convenient, statesmen.
“The ruling political party of Korea which is the Workers Party of Korea wishes to strengthen ties with your political party.
“So far, we have sustained cooperation and collaboration between the parties. But we still lack some substance. The Workers Party of Korea prioritizes expanding relations with the ruling parties of Nigeria.”
The Ambassador requested for an exchange of delegation, to develop relations and cooperation between APC and the Workers Party of Korea.
The APC chairman welcomed the idea of strengthening the relationship between the two countries, stressing that this would bring about the development of the people.
Ganduje said, “Every from various of development should be encouraged. We need to share experiences. The dichotomy between capitalism and socialism has become less since the demise of the Soviet Union.
“The issue of ideology is squarely on the development of the people. So, we welcome good relationships between your country and APC in Nigeria. We will welcome invitations from your country and also officials from your party in Nigeria.
“It is important we compare notes as political parties. It is important to compare the functions of the political parties. It is important to compare the role of the political party in governance.
“It is also important to compare the role of political parties in recruiting members into the party. And also in recruiting elective officers for governance. The role of the party in the overall development of the country.”