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EU welcomes commitment by acting Nigerian president to promote good governance.

The EU welcomed here Saturday the public commitments made by Acting Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan to "build on the gains of the amnesty in the Niger Delta, to promote good governance, accountability, and the fight against corruption and to work for continued economic growth and development." In a statement by Catherine Ashton, EU High Representative of the Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission, she said the EU particularly welcomes his stated commitment to electoral reform in order to ensure free and fair elections in 2011.The EU, said Ashton, continues to support Nigeria in its efforts to remain committed to the principles of democracy and the rule of law, and she wished President Yar Adua, who is in Saudi Arabia for medical treatment, a full recovery.

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