Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue (left) presents a souvenir to Chairman of the All Progressive Congress Party of Nigeria Adams Oshiomhole.

During a recent working session with Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Party of Nigeria Adams Oshiomhole in the capital city of Abuja, Hue congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari and the party for winning the election for the second tenure.

He said with geo-political and economic similarities, Vietnam and Nigeria could expand collaboration to bring benefits to their governments and peoples.

Oshiomhole congratulated Vietnam on its economic achievements, especially in agriculture, manufacturing, information, and communication technology, adding that Nigeria wants to step up ties with Vietnam in such fields.

He also wished to learn from Vietnam’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 Vietnam to learn experiences in job creation and raise mutual understanding between the two parties.

At the Vietnam – Nigeria trade-investment seminar, the largest-scale one that attracted leaders and representatives from about 150 Nigerian enterprises, Hue proposed measures to boost bilateral trade, particularly farm produce of Vietnam’s strength such as cashew nuts, rice, cotton, and coffee.

At a working session with leaders of the Nigeria – Vietnam Business Association, the Vietnamese official said the Vietnamese Government is ready to create favorable conditions for Vietnamese and Nigerian firms to do business together.

At the seminar

He welcomed members of the association to Vietnam this December to attend an international expo in Ho Chi Minh 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.

Source: VNA