By Ndubuisi Francis in Abuja
Nigeria and its neighbour in the Central Africa sub-region, Equatorial Guinea, are to strengthen bilateral relations on economic and security issues for the mutual benefit of both countries and their citizens.
Already, some Nigerian investors have commenced inquiries and exploring areas and modalities of investing in Equatorial Guinea.
The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Usani Uguru Usani, made the disclosure in Abuja when the Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea to Nigeria, Mr. Job Obiang Esono Mbengono, paid him a visit.
Usani expressed appreciation for the envoy’s visit, and recalled that a bilateral security agreement between the two countries was signed in March, 2016, adding that collaboration on maritime security between both nations demanded commitment based on their strategic location in the Gulf of Guinea.
According to the minister, a platform to ease investment between investors from both countries, as a means of improving their economies, will soon be created.
Usani also disclosed that investment opportunities in maritime and manufacturing, among others, exist in Nigeria, for investors from Equatorial Guinea to explore.
In his remarks, the envoy said that his country was “very interested in things that happen in the Niger Delta”, as happenings in the region affect his country.
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