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Nigeria, Portugal sign MoUs in diverse sectors

President Buhari was said to have described the signing progress as “excellent foundations for increased bilateral trade”.

• July 1, 2022
President Muhammadu Buhari and Prime Minister of Portugal, Antonio Costa
President Muhammadu Buhari and Prime Minister of Portugal, Antonio Costa

Nigeria and Portugal on Friday in Lisbon signed several Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) for cooperation in different sectors.

Garba Shehu, spokesperson for President Muhammadu Buhari, said in a statement that the signing ceremony was done by cabinet level officials from the two countries as part of Mr Buhari’s state visit to the European Union country.

The presidential spokesperson stated that Mr Buhari and the Prime Minister of Portugal, Antonio Costa, witnessed the signing ceremony.

The MoUs signed include political consultations; diplomatic training, research and the exchange of information and documentation.

Cooperation in the field of culture; cooperation in the field of women and girls development, empowerment and gender affairs; youths and sports were also parts of the cooperation.

At a business forum, at which some of the MoUs were finalised between the two countries’ investment promotion agencies and chambers of commerce, Mr Buhari had described the signing progress as “excellent foundations for increased bilateral trade”.

(NAN)

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