Jonathan Calls For Investment Partnership Among OPEC MembersBusiness, Latest News, World News Thursday, July 24th, 2014
President Goodluck Jonathan has called for a stronger and more cooperative partnership between Nigeria and members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
The President made the call Thursday while speaking with the new ambassadors of Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Messrs Mahmud Mohammed Mahmud Al-Mahumud and Abdul Aziz Bin Mubarak Seed Al Muhannadi respectively to Nigeria after receiving their letters of credence.
Mr. President in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati pointed out that the desired partnerships would improve the decision-making process within the organization and open more opportunities for investment and socio-economic collaboration among its members.
Jonathan told the new Diplomats that the cordial diplomatic and political relationship between Nigeria and other OPEC member-countries should be translated into more beneficial engagements, while noting that the ongoing Transformation Agenda of the Federal Government has opened more opportunities for investments in agriculture, real estate development, power generation, manufacturing and other areas in the country.
He urged the two countries and other OPEC countries to take advantage of the potential of Nigeria’s market as well as the new investment opportunities in the country which offer quick and high returns.
The Ambassadors assured the President to do their utmost best to improve trade and economic relations between their countries and Nigeria during their tenures.
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