Nigerian Permanent Representative to the United Nations, UN, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande says the country will continue to champion global tax cooperation discourse at the 78th Session of UN General Assembly, UNGA which commences today.

The Nigerian delegation had during the 77th Session presented a resolution entitled: “Promotion of Inclusive and effective International Tax Cooperation at the United Nations’’.

The resolution laid the foundation for the creation of a new system of international tax cooperation that is universal in scope and approach.

It was gathered that member states agreed for the first time to have a convention on tax cooperation and to discuss global tax issues and review progress yearly.

The motion, submitted for consideration by Nigeria on behalf of 54-member African Group of States, was adopted by consensus after some discussions on a failed amendment.