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Nigeria, Iran to establish trade centres

24 June 2014, 21:46

Abuja - In an Effort to develop trade relation between Iran and Nigeria, both countries have set up machinery towards the establishment of trade centres.

Iranian Minister of Iindustry,Mine and Trade and head of Iran delegation to Nigeria, Mohammad  Nematzadeh, disclosed this at the opening of the 5th session of Iran-Nigeria joint commission at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abuja.

He said: “Iran and Nigeria have great potentials for cooperation in the fields of mining, industry, oil and gas, technology, technical engineering services, health  and petrol chemical,” he said.

“I think it is our responsibility to seriously identify and remove the obstacles on the way to further economic development of the two countries.

"Removal of obstacles regarding  banking relations, finance, insurance investment and customs are highly necessary to facilitate trade flows between the two countries,” said Nematzadeh.

This, he said, can be considered as one of strategies to further develop trade relations between the two countries.

Speaking earlier, the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Prof. Viola Onwuliri, said Nigeria is ready to participate effectively in the joint commission meeting saying Nigeria believes that it serves as a veritable mechanism and platform for effective cooperation  and collaboration between both countries.

Four memorandum of understandings were signed at the end of the meeting on visa waiver for holders of diplomatic passports, tourism, industrial  cooperation in the  fields of geology, mining, mineral processing and metallurgy.


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