President Muhammadu Buhari has said Nigeria will collaborate with the Republic of Belarus for the mutual benefit of both countries, especially in Agriculture.
The president said this in the State House in Abuja, on Tuesday while receiving Gen.Victor Sheiman, Special Envoy of President Alexandar Lukashenko of Belarus.
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According to a statement which was made available by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, to the President, Buhari expressed his satisfaction with the progress the republic has made so far.
The statement read in part “I’m impressed with the progress Belarus has made. We shall surely collaborate”.
It further read, “after listening to the presentation of the visitor, the President said, “I’m impressed with the progress you have made as a country. We can benefit a lot from your experiences”.
“I’ve taken note of your capacities, and we will contact you for areas we can collaborate, and work together, especially in agriculture. We have the land, the people, you have the technology, and you will surely hear from us”.
The special envoy had earlier applauded the president for working for the benefit of the Nigerian people, remarking that it was exactly what President Lukashenko was doing in Belarus.
He said, “we are a stable and friendly country, trying to be self-sufficient in many areas. We can offer a lot of opportunities to Nigerians. We will love to cooperate in industry, agriculture, petroleum, refineries, education, joint trading, transport, the building of oil and gas pipelines, manufacturing of tyres, tractors, defence equipment, and several others”.