FG urges stronger partnership with Canada to drive collective goals in trade

The federal government said Nigeria needs to work closely with Canada to achieve collective goals to improve trade, deepen ongoing educational collaboration and many others.

This was revealed in statements by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on his official state visit to Canada.

This comes as the FG approved a bilateral air service agreement between Nigeria and Canada earlier this year.

FG position: The Vice President noted that Nigeria and Canada are two countries that need to work together to achieve their individual and collective goals. He said:

  • “This position was further reinforced when I met with Canadian Deputy Prime Minister Christia Freeland. We discussed the areas in which our countries can collaborate closely.”

He added that discussions with the Canadian government bordered on improving trade, deepening ongoing educational collaboration, and continuing dialogue on the issues of the global energy transition and climate change.

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  • “I took the opportunity to talk about Nigeria’s Energy Transition Plan and our proposal to adopt gas as a transition fuel on the path to net zero emissions.” added the vice president.

In case you missed it: Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo left abuja for Ottawa on Sunday, making it Nigeria’s first high-level visit to Canada since 2000 when former President Olusegun Obasanjo visited Canada.

Earlier this year, the Federal Executive Council approved a Bilateral air services agreement between Nigeria and Canada. Commenting on the development, Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika stated:

  • The approval we got was for the signing of a Bilateral Air Service Agreement (BASA) between the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Government of Canada and this is in accordance with the Chicago convention, to which Nigeria and Canada are signatories.it is.”

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