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FG signs MOU with Saudi Arabia to strengthen bilateral relations


The Federal Government has signed a memorandum of Understanding with the kingdom of Saudi Arabia to further strengthen the bilateral relations between the two countries. 

The Minister of State, Foreign Affairs, Zubairu Dada disclosed this while addressing journalists at the closing ceremony of the second session of the Nigeria-Saudi Arabia joint commission in Abuja.

Dada while reiterating Nigeria’s commitment to implement the agreement signed,  explained that the MOU will consolidate the relations between both countries in the area of education, aviation, sports, security,  economic trade, and investment.

According to Dada, the conclusion of the second session of the Saudi – Nigerian joint committee meeting will go a long way in uplifting and advancing the existing level of the bilateral relations for the mutual benefits of the people.

“The intensive negotiations on several drafts agreement and memorandum of understanding presented by both countries dealing with various aspects of Nigeria – Saudi cooperation were fruitful.

“Nigeria is committed to implementing the agreement to be signed with a view to elevating the cooperation to a higher level’, Dada said.

The Deputy Minister of .Environment, Water and Agriculture, Saudi Arabia, Ahmed Al- Kamshi,  who stated that Saudi Arabia’s Government is keen on deepening ties with Nigeria to enhance economic development, assured that the agreement will widen the horizon and provide opportunities for the private sector of both countries to thrive.

“I hope that the recommendations of this second session will be subject to Implementation and development to contribute in deepening relations between the both countries in various field,” Al-Kamshi said.

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