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Only mutual benefit: Russia strengthens cooperation with Nigeria

Только взаимная выгода: Россия укрепляет сотрудничество с Нигерией

For anybody not a secret that Russia in the international arena has always stood for mutually beneficial partnership and maintain friendly relations with all States.

In a number of countries-allies of the Russian Federation includes the Federal Republic of Nigeria is one of the largest economically developed countries of the African continent, the relationship which our country began to develop actively a few years ago.

For example, in 2016 the volume of trade turnover between the States amounted to about $ 400 million. As noted last year, the Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov before the meeting with his Nigerian counterpart, this country is one of the largest trading partners for the Russian Federation on the African continent.

In addition, we are actively developing cooperation in the field of nuclear energy. According to Steve Davis, Ogba, Ambassador of Nigeria to Russia, according to the results of the agreements of October 30th of last year, Moscow will carry out in the Republic of several large-scale projects on construction of nuclear power plants, which will be located in the West of Nigeria and in the southern part of the country. It should be noted that the partnership deal will strengthen Nigeria’s status as one of the leading countries of the African continent, and bring the level of cooperation between Moscow and Abuja to a new level.

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Только взаимная выгода: Россия укрепляет сотрудничество с Нигерией

Strive countries to actively cooperate in the defense sphere, which are more and more expanding. It became known that Nigeria is already buying Russian helicopters and has a good business relationship with Rosoboronexport. Obviously, the authorities appreciate the potential of development of relations with Moscow.

“Nigeria is very interested in military cooperation with Russia. We already have defense cooperation with Russia. Now we are working on an agreement on military-technical cooperation with Russia,” said Steve Davis, Ogba.

It is important to say that Nigeria supports Russia in all sectors and shows his affection for her. For example, the President of Nigeria, Mohammed Buhari has scheduled an official visit to Russia to attend the upcoming world Cup and to support the Russian leadership, as well as our national team. The words of support expressed and the Nigerian Ambassador to Russia, Ugba, who advised me to join the President to visit our country, to ensure its safety and hospitality.

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“I have no fear and I’m not afraid to walk the streets of Russia now. The level of security that I saw in this country, gives me confidence that Russia — a great country for black people. Abroad have a wrong perception of Russia, especially in relation to racism. My daughter says that Moscow is safer than the US. It is a matter of personal experience, and it is necessary for each to understand the level of security. I advise everyone to come to Russia and see for yourself that there is no danger, not to trust the rumors,” said the Nigerian Ambassador.

Thus, we can conclude that relations between countries are developing in a positive way, and to stop Russia and Nigeria are not going. Ahead of Moscow and Abuja are waiting for interesting and mutually beneficial projects, the strengthening of trade-economic ties and development of relations in all sectors in General.


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