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Jonathan calls for more OPEC partnerships

25 July 2014, 08:38Henry Ifeanyi

Lagos – President Goodluck Jonathan has called for a more cooperative partnership with other members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

Speaking at separate audiences with the new Ambassadors of Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Nigeria after receiving their letters of credence, Jonathan said that such partnerships would improve the decision-making process within OPEC and open up more opportunities for investment and socio-economic collaboration among its members.

The President told the new Ambassador of the UAE, Mahmud Mohammed Mahmud Al-Mahumud and the new Qatari Ambassador, Abdul Aziz Bin Mubarak Seed Al Muhannadi that the cordial diplomatic and political relationship between Nigeria and other OPEC member-countries ought to be translated into more beneficial engagements.

He noted that the ongoing Transformation Agenda of the Federal Government had created more opportunities for investments in agriculture, real estate development, power generation, manufacturing and other areas in Nigeria.

He therefore urged the UAE, Qatar and other OPEC countries to take advantage of the immense potential of Nigeria's large market and the new investment opportunities in the country which offer quick and high returns.

"We have already seen companies from the UAE investing in telecommunications, and in real estate, and they are doing very well. We want to see them also in agriculture, manufacturing, oil and gas, and other areas'' Jonathan told the new Ambassadors.

Both Ambassadors assured the President that they will do their best to improve trade and economic relations between their respective countries and Nigeria during their tenures.

Jonathan bade farewell to the outgoing Ambassador of Finland, Rita Korpivaara.

He commended her efforts to enhance bilateral relations between Nigeria and Finland.

- CAJ News


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