Nigeria and India are looking for strategies to enhance their mutually beneficial and robust bilateral ties.
Geoffrey Onyeama, the minister of foreign affairs, revealed this on Monday when meeting Shri V. Muraleedharan, the state minister for external affairs of India.
Muraleedharan is in Nigeria to attend the Nigeria-India Business Council’s opening (NIBC). Nigeria, according to Onyeama, is attempting to benefit from India’s expertise in the fields of information, communication, and technology.
India is one of the biggest investors in Nigeria and one of the biggest consumers of Nigerian crude, he pointed out.
In the context of the Solar Alliance and Conference of the Parties on Renewable Energy, Onyeama acknowledged India as the primary instigator.
“On Defence cooperation, there is a joint initiative with some of our Defence institutions on the development of detection of Improvised Explosive Devices which we are working on.
“Of course, that will be an important addition to the armoury of our security forces”, he added.
Muraleedharan stated that the bilateral relationship between India and Nigeria is excellent and that the meeting covered topics such as commerce, consular matters, education, etc.
The minister expressed confidence that the NIBC would enhance bilateral trade and investment in a number of industries.
Muraleedharan indicated that his nation was prepared to lend soft credit to Nigeria so that it might construct solar power facilities.
“On Power, Nigeria is part of the International Solar which is the global alliance to ensure that sustainable power is there across the world”, he noted.
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