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Business News of Saturday, 1 April 2023


Nigeria, Pakistan to improve bilateral trade

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The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has agreed to lead a delegation saddled with the responsibility of improving bilateral trade and collaboration between Nigeria and Pakistan.

Sirika accepted this offer when a team from the Africa Center for Asia Studies, International Institute for Peace leaders, UN-Geneva, Ajaokuta Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, and other partners paid a courtesy visit to the ministry in Abuja.

Sirika, who spoke through the Head, Press and Public Affairs of the ministry, Odutayo Oluseyi, disclosed that improving bilateral trade and collaboration between the two countries would bring about enormous benefits to both countries.

While delivering his keynote address, Pakistani Charge d’ Affaires, Mr Riazh Chughtai, said with global priorities moving away from geo-politics to geo-economics world over, the national policies of countries must transform and focus on economic development.

He noted that because Nigeria was the biggest player on the African continent, it holds a significant position. He also extended an invitation to Sirika to lead the delegation of the Nigeria Trade and Investment Mission to Pakistan, scheduled to hold later in the year.

Chughtai added that the courtesy visit was aimed at providing an opportunity for the Nigerian business community to exhibit and promote products in Pakistan and enhance Nigeria’s exports to Pakistan and attract investments to Nigeria.