The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar, says Nigeria’s 4-Ds foreign policy agenda is targeted towards getting a permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council.
While delivering a lecture on “The Foreign Policy Agenda under the Tinubu Administration” at the Annual Association of Retired Career Ambassadors of Nigeria (ARCAN) Foreign Policy Lecture in Abuja yesterday, he said Nigeria’s agitation for a permanent UNSC seat is historic.
He also said the Democracy in 4-Ds called for democracy in global organisations and institutions that remain exclusive clubs under what he called “sketchy criteria”.
He added that President Tinubu unequivocally demanded membership of the G20 during its 80th Summit in India, and AU admittance notwithstanding, he says the 4-Ds Tinubu Doctrine is at work.
Tuggar also said President Tinubu’s 4-Ds would amplify the country’s decision to stay neutral in international politics.
He said the Democracy in the 4-Ds demands the use of proactive diplomacy in reversing the trend of coups in West Africa and the African continent in general.