India explore ways of improving relations with Nigeria

India says it is looking into ways of improving relations with Nigeria, 2018 marks 60 years of bilateral relation between the countries says India’s high commissioner to Nigeria.  Reddy said this on the side line on discussions of India-Nigeria relations in Abuja on Thursday.

The High Commissioner said that “relations between both countries would be defined by a progressive agenda that is guided by the 10 principles on India-Africa relations recently announced by his government”.

The trade between the countries was in favour of the African state with a volume of $12 billion, said Reddy.

Reddy said “in this context, the priorities which we will like to set out of these 10 guiding principles are agriculture, in this how to address climate change, how to collectively fight the scourge of terrorism, create employment and enhance investments.

“The focus will also be to engage the two countries so that the priorities of the countries are considered and we have also talked about how Indian markets will be open for more goods coming from Africa.”

Reddy said, “at the cusp of 60 years of engagement between India and Nigeria, we have developed a unique connect in diverse areas: diversity, democratic, demographic, development, defense, trade, energy, business, agriculture, medical, education and people-to-people connect.”


Source: The eagle online

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