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Egypt, Saudi Arabia interested in partnering Kogi

26 May 2014, 18:00

Kogi - The  governments of Egypt and Saudi Arabia have indicated their commitment to partner with the Kogi State Government to boost the state health, education and agriculture sectors.

The Saudi Arabia Ambassador to Nigeria, Fourd  Abdulazzez, and the Egyptian Ambassador to Nigeria,  Ashraf Salama, expressed the desire of their governments when they paid courtesy visits to Captain Idris Wada, at the Government House in Lokoja.

Abdulazzez said Saudi Arabian government was ready to partner with Kogi State Government to advance its education and agriculture.

He added that the relationship of his country with Nigeria was cordial, stressing that Saudi Arabia was ready to establish strong relationship with Kog State having seen all its potentials.
Salama said Egypt was very close in many ways to the state.

He stated the Egyptian government, despite the political situation facing the country, was desirous to partner with the state in agriculture, education and health.

Wada, in his response, said Kogi had great potential which the two countries can help develop to its fullest.

He said that he was willing to cooperate with the governments of Saudi Arabia and Egypt in the sectors that they had expressed interest.

He added that the state government would also welcome private companies from the two countries who choose to invest in Kogi State for the economic uplifting of the state.

– CAJ News

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