The governments of Portugal and Nigeria are signed this Friday there are six bilateral political cooperation agreements to intensify relations in the relations and cultural plans, diplomatic documents that extend to areas such as youth and gender equality.
These agreements were signed in the gardens of São Bento, in a ceremony presided over by the Prime Minister, António Costa, and the Nigerian Head of State, Muhammadu Buhariafter the two had been together for about 40 minutes.
On the Portuguese side, the memoranda were signed by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, João Gomes Cravinho, and Deputy and Parliamentary Affairs, Ana Catarina Mendes, in a session in which the holder of the Economy portfolio, António Costa Silva, was also present.
According to the memoranda, it is envisaged at the political level an intensification of public consultationsthrough the creation of a regular bilateral channel in pursuit of common interest, and understanding of “diplomatic training” enjoy the “research and information exchange”.
At the cultural level, Portugal and Nigeria are promoting “initiatives such as orientation, museum cooperation or cultural weeks”.
In terms of equality, the two countries signed a memorandum to “the development and empowerment of women and gender issues”, with the objective of “training, dialoguing and sharing experiences”. Sports and youth were other areas covered by the signed agreements.
On Thursday, during an Economic Forum between Portugal and Nigeria, memoranda of understanding were signed between two business associations from the two countries.
Also on Thursday, the President of the Republic did not receive the Palácio de Belém Muhammadu Buhari and classified the visit to Portugal by the Nigerian head of state as “historic”, considering that it represents a unique moment for a leap, social, economic, financial and diplomatic” in bilateral relations.
Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa said “Portuguese companies have taken increasingly significant decisions” in Nigeria, which, he said, “is the largest economy and is perhaps the African country with the most intense population growth”.
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“In addition to this international convergence, we have another one in fight against terrorism and in the security in the Gulf, stabilization of Guinea, where they are, for example, the strength of the Portuguese armed forces, in the guarantee, against trafficking in human beings, against drug trafficking against the stabilization of Guinea, for example.
At Marcelo Económico Rebelo, the Portuguese Communities have real waters, in the works, Portuguese companies have increasingly significant initiatives, in public infrastructures, but also in the supply of public energy, make it digital, of “beginners“, pharmaceutical, technological, tourism, agro-industry, agri-food sector”.