PHOTO CREDIT: MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS (BELARUS)
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