By Chinyere Amalu
ABUJA – Nigeria has called on the Israeli government to adopt all possible measures to achieve peace in the Middle East region.
The Minster of Foreign Affairs, Chief Ojo Maduekwe made this call when the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of the State of Israel, Mr. Avigdor Liberman visit him yesterday in Abuja.
Madaukwe, said even if it means stopping the settlements or being ready to give more lands, whatever it takes to bring peace should be adopted by the Israeli government.
According to him, those outside conflict see more clearly than people in conflict, â€œso Nigerians or Africans see the situation in middle east more accurately than both Israelâ€™s and Palestineâ€™s who are directly involved in the daily conflictâ€.
â€œWe do not see the conflict at extremists of one side but both Jewish and Palestineâ€™s extremist have impended the peace process, not once or twice but many timeâ€, he added.
He noted that Nigerians see the position as unreasonable, unhelpful, unproductive and fight against reality.
â€œNigeria is a stakeholder in peace in the Middle East, because peace in Middle East is peace to all over the world. Conflict globally arising from Middle East its affect Nigerian economy and also lives of Nigeriansâ€, he said.
He, however, urged the two governments to condemn the actions of the extremists â€œbecause they do not mean well for their countries, because Arabs and Jews are cousins, children of Abraham are bound to live together until end of timeâ€.