Deputy Prime Minister Vương Đình Huệ meets with leaders of the Nigeria–Việt Nam Business Association. — Photo baochinhphu.vn
ABUJA – Deputy Prime Minister Vương Đình Huệ has affirmed that Việt Nam is willing to help Nigeria with high-tech agriculture and send experts to the country to explore projects in the field.
During a working session with Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Party of Nigeria Adams Oshiomhole in the capital city of Abuja on Tuesday, Huệ congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari and the party for winning the election for a second tenure.
He said with geo-political and economic similarities, Việt Nam and Nigeria could expand collaboration to bring benefits to their governments and peoples.
Oshiomhole congratulated Việt Nam on its economic achievements, especially in agriculture, manufacturing, information and communication technology, adding that Nigeria wants to step up ties with Việt Nam in such fields.
He also wished to learn from Việt Nam’s experience in poverty reduction and economic diversification to ease reliance on oil and gas revenue, as well as facilitate the sending of delegations to Việt Nam to learn experience in job creation and raise mutual understanding between the two parties.
At the Việt Nam–Nigeria trade-investment seminar on Wednesday, the largest-scale one that attracted leaders and representatives from about 150 Nigerian enterprises, Huệ proposed measures to boost bilateral trade, particularly farm produce of Việt Nam’s strength such as cashew nuts, rice, cotton and coffee.
At a working session with leaders of the Nigeria–Việt Nam Business Association, the Vietnamese official said the Vietnamese Government is ready to create favourable conditions for Vietnamese and Nigerian firms to do business together.
He welcomed members of the association to Việt Nam this December to attend an international expo in HCM City.
Representatives from Nigerian localities and businesses expressed their belief that the visit will open up a new development period for bilateral ties, especially in trade and investment.
The Deputy PM is visiting Nigeria from October 29-31. — VNS