Alain Orounla, Minister of Communication and Post©Presidency of Benin ph: capture vidéo (page facebook Gouvernement du Bénin)

On Tuesday, November 12, 2019, former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasandjo was received at the home of President Nicephore Soglo. This meeting between the two former heads of state is an insignificant event according to the government spokesman. 

President Patrice Talon’s government is not very interested in the meeting that took place on 12 November 2019 between President Nicephore Soglo and former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasandjo. Asked about this visit at the detour to the weekly press briefing after the Council of Ministers, the government spokesman, Minister Alain Orounla said that the visit between two former heads of state is not an event but something ordinary. “The government has no hesitation about this visit, still less about the final press release, which does not hinder its action,” he said, according to comments reported by the daily “Pharaon“.

The minister, who is the spokesperson for President Patrice Talon’s government, did not want to dwell too much on the issue, as if to say that there is something more important. However, he is pleased to note that despite the closure of the borders, the former Nigerian Head of State was able to visit Benin. Finally, he expressed the wish to see the exchanges between the two personalities boost things for a quick return to a normal situation between the two countries.

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