NIGERIA, BELARUS SIGN MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING ON SECURITY

PHOTO CREDIT: MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS (BELARUS)

NTA NEWS24
1 August, 2013

Relations between Nigeria and Belarus have witnessed a significant boost with the two countries signing a bilateral
agreement aimed at promoting
agriculture, trade and investment.

NTA News24 reports that Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs(State) I, Professor Viola Onwuliri was in Minsk the capital of Belarus to sign the bilateral agreement.

The relationship between Nigeria and the Republic of Belarus dates back to 1997 when the East European country established its presence in Nigeria.
Nigeria and Belarus have had several
educational programmes but the two
countries have never signed a legal
framework for their bilateral relations.

This time the two countries have decided to formalize their bilateral relations as their foreign ministers signed a memorandum of understanding in Belarus. The memorandum of understanding is aimed at advancing Agriculture,Security, Trade and Investment between the two countries.

The urgent move to galvanize Nigeria’s agricultural sector took the Nigerian minister to the factories where two giant automobile companies Minsk automobile plant and Minsk tractor works said they will establish their assembly plants in Nigeria. The minister who was conducted round the factory assured them of a conducive business atmosphere in Nigeria

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2 Responses to NIGERIA, BELARUS SIGN MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING ON SECURITY

  1. beegeagle says:

    General Obix on the Urals and Caucasus! Tis happening in your neck-of-the-woods yet again. You might want to keep an eye on this security protocol. The NAF have trained MiL helicopter pilots in Belarus going back to the time when Air Chief Marshal Petinrin was CAS. I recall seeing photos of the man and AVM Sunday Leks in Belarus where they visited trainee pilots.

    Later in 2010, the NAF acquired a pair of Mi-35 helicopters from Belarus while in 2011, the President of BVST, their state arms exporter visited Nigeria.

    Anyway, this is very similar to what transpired with Ukraine in August 2011. You might recall that we have spoken severally concerning a defence protocol signed in Ukraine, with Prof Onwuliri doing the honours for Nigeria.

    So do keep an eye on developments for us out there. Now…keep still🙂.

    • Obix says:

      Roger that, Beag! I’ve been following events since i heard of the arrival of the Nigerian delegation. I just hope the MOU signed wont go into the “slow motion mode” like the one signed with Ukraine! Anyway, my radars and sonars are alert!

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