Friday, 07 October 2011
The government of the Republic of Belarus said it will open a new embassy in Abuja and establish an aircraft overhaul centre.The country, formerly part of the Soviet Union has no office in Nigeria but had established military ties with Nigeria since 2003.
The Director General of the state-owned Foreign Trade Unitary Enterprise of Belarus Major General Siarhei V. Barysionak said yesterday at a meeting with the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence Linus Awute in Abuja that the government of Balarus will establish an embassy in Abuja in 2012 .
He said as the leader of his country’s delegation to Nigeria, he will advise his government to establish an industry for the repairs of combat helicopters. The delegation also resolved to give advice to the government of Belarus to establish a centre for the refurbishment of military hardware.The company has carried out contracts worth $20 million in Nigeria.
Earlier Mr. Awute had informed the delegation that the two countries must discuss further on how to sign the Memorandum of Understating on bilateral ties between them prepared in 2003.