Government 2, May/June 2010  
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question 11

(a) What is foreign policy of a country?
(b) State the main objectives of Nigeria foreign


This was a popular question as it was attempted by majority of the candidates. Good candidates gave adequate definition of foreign policy as the set objectives which a government seeks to achieve through its relations with governments of other countries and international organizations.

However, in part (b), some candidates related foreign policy to Africa alone and lost substantial marks. Good candidates were able to state the following objectives:

(i) to develop mutual understanding, friendship and co-operation with the government of other states;
(ii) respect the sovereign integrity of states based on the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of other states;
(iii) peaceful resolution of inter-state(s) disputes;
(iv)   promotion and protection of national interest;
(v) eradication of colonialism and racism in Africa;
(vi) to assist other neighbouring countries to solve their internal problems;
(vii)   promotion of a just world economic order, etc.

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