Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday hailed the improved trade and economic relations between Nigeria and Canada in recent years.
The President spoke while receiving the outgoing Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Chris Cooter.
Jonathan said that the volume of annual bilateral trade between both countries had risen from 600 million dollars to two billion dollars in three years.
The president welcomed the strengthening of bilateral cooperation between the two countries in other areas such as education, electoral reform and polio eradication.
He praised Cooter for working very hard to improve relations between Nigeria and Canada during his three-year tenure in Abuja.
"You have done wonderfully well here and I assure you that our relationship will continue to grow from strength to strength,” he said.
The president wished him success in his future endeavors.