Nigeria and Venezuela improve ties

Nigeria and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela have concluded plans to formalise the Abuja-Caracas Sister-City relation, by signing an agreement to that effect next month.

The Federal Capital Territory Minister, Senator Bala Mohammed, said this on Friday while receiving the Venezuela Ambassador to Nigeria.

The minister reiterated that the sister-city relation between the two cities was for the purpose of exchanging experience in municipal administration as well as in the area of local government cooperation.

Mohammed stated that his planned visit to Caracas would be geared towards strengthening mutual cooperation between the city of Abuja and Caracas in the areas of common interest and development of the two cities.

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According to him, the FCT administration would use the occasion to meet with the members of the Venezuelan Organised Private Sector; particularly the Investors’ Union to showcase the opportunities that abound in the FCT.

In his speech, the Ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Mr. Enrique Fernando Arundell, said the minister would sign the Twinning and Cooperation Agreement between the Mayor’s office of the city of Santiago de Leon de Caracas, Bolivarian Municipality Libertador and the city of Abuja.

In a related development, the Ethiopian Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Ato Sulaiman Dedefo, also paid a visit to the minister and urged him to help strengthen bilateral relations between Abuja and the city of Addis-Ababa.

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Mohammed also enjoined the Ethiopian Ambassador to assist the FCT to woo Ethiopian investors especially in the real estate development.

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