Brazil-Nigeria Trade Exchanges Hit $9bn Mark in 2012

23 Feb 2013

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Brazilian President, Ms Dilma Rousseff

By Muhammad Bello

The volume of trade between Brazil and Nigeria grew exponentially last year reaching as high as $9 billion and is expected to hit the roof when further trade links spanning other sectors kick off with the expected establishment of bi-national commission soon.

Brazilian President, Ms Dilma Rousseff, who was on one day visit to Nigeria and arrived Nigeria’s seat of government at about 11:15 am, stated this Saturday at the close of a two-hour meeting between her delegation and that of Nigeria led by President Goodluck Jonathan held at the State House, Abuja.

The Nigerian delegation included Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Olugbenga Asiru, Petroleum, Dieazani Allison-Madueke,  Education, Prof. Ruqayyatu Rufa’I, Culture, Edem Duke, Agriculture, Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, Trade and Investment, Olusegun Aganga and Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy (CME), Dr Ngozi-Okonjo-Iweala.

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