Nigeria In A New With Bangladesh to boost economic, political relationship

The digital event was coordinated by Shameem Ahsan, Bangladesh's High Commissioner to Nigeria.
Bangladesh and Nigerian Nigeria

In order to improve their economic and political ties, Bangladesh and Nigeria today signed an agreement to create bilateral consultations between the foreign ministries of both countries.

Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen of Bangladesh and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mustapha Lawal Sulaiman of Nigeria signed the Memorandum of Understanding ( MoU) during a virtual meeting on behalf of their respective ministries.

They expressed their hope that the MoU will encourage the two foreign ministries to hold regular consultations with a view to reviewing the progress of bilateral relations and contributing in the future to strengthening the bond of friendship between them.

In his comment, Masud Bin Momen stressed the exploration of untapped potential in the political, economic, cultural and educational fields and suggested that a substantive collaborative partnership should be developed in this regard.

He noted that Bangladesh would like to seek further cooperation in trade and investment with Nigeria, Africa's largest economy. He also called for efforts to conclude pending agreements with Nigeria on a reciprocal basis.

The Foreign Secretary expressed deep appreciation for the gesture made by Nigeria for the recent issue of the Nigerian Postal Service commemorative stamp to mark the centenary of the birth of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Father of the Nation. It was unveiled by both countries' foreign ministers.

Ambassador Mustapha, the Nigerian Foreign Minister, expressed the hope that he will work closely with Bangladesh to foster bilateral cooperation between the two friendly countries.

While applauding Bangladesh's impressive and sustained economic development, he emphasized government exchanges and private-level visits between countries. Both Bangladesh and Nigeria have agreed to hold regular foreign office consultations.

The digital event was coordinated by Shameem Ahsan, Bangladesh's High Commissioner to Nigeria.

The meeting was attended by senior officials from both foreign ministries, including Ambassador Mashfee Binte Shams, Additional Foreign Secretary (East), Maleka Parveen, Director General (Africa) of Bangladesh, and Nura Abba Rimi, Director (Regions) and Aisha Dewa, Head (Asia and Pacific Division) of the Nigerian Foreign Ministry.