- June 9, 2021
- Posted by: adminer
- Category: International, Trade and Industry
The Nigeria-Netherlands Bilateral Working Group (BWG) has underscored strategic partnership and sustenance of bilateral relations between Nigeria and Netherlands to spur trade and investment.
This was jointly agreed at the end of the First Nigeria-Netherlands Annual Bilateral Working Group (BWG) Meeting on Trade and Investment on Tuesday in Abuja.
Amb. Samson Itegboje, Co-Chair of the group, while addressing newsmen noted that for the fact that Nigeria was the biggest trading partner of Netherlands in Africa in 2020, there was need to strengthen the relationship.
Itegboje acknowledged investments by the Dutch Development Bank as well as projects funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO).
He said that those were contributing to better access to finance and development, while also providing the enabling environment for young entrepreneurs and green economic growth in Nigeria.
The meeting discussed priority areas of economic collaboration as well as opportunities for trade and investment.
Itegboje, also the Director, Department of International Organisation, noted the priority areas as Agriculture and Horticulture; Green Economic Growth; Life Sciences and Health, Youth Employment, Entrepreneurship and ICT.
Under the agriculture and horticulture, he emphasised on collaborative seed and dairy development programmes, National Livestock Transformation Programme (NLTP) and exploration of technical support in cattle ranching and grazing reserves rehabilitation……………TO CONTINUE READING CLICK ON