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Walk the talk Foreign Affairs Minister, tells delegates


By Princess-Ekwi Ajide Abuja

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has asked delegates to the Fourth Session of the Nigeria-Jamaica Joint Commission, holding in Abuja to put mechanisms in place to ensure they implement what they sign up to.

The Minister who stated this at the opening ceremony of the ongoing Nigeria-Jamaica joint Commssion urged them not to see the meeting as an annual event but to take practical steps to implementing their outcomes.

The 2-day joint meeting is expected to present practical approaches to cementing already existing bilateral agreements between the two countries and forging new ones.

Minister Onyeama, who said both countries are related based on colonial history noted that Jamaica may possibly be Nigeria’s hub for economic flight.

He said the meeting will look at opportunities in vegetation, agriculture, energy, migration, technology transfers among others and asked delegates to work hard to cement the relationship.

Also in her remarks, Jamaica’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Kamina Smith, said as they are looking forward to identifying new areas for cooperation, her country is committed to engagements that will upscale historical and long standing relations with the view to revitalising and expanding them.

She also said her delegation is committed to ensuring that mechanisms put in place will allow for continuous follow up and implementation in compliance with the outcome of the meeting.

According to her, they hope to explore potentials to strengthen and deepen bilateral relations in areas such as oil and gas, mining, trade in agricultural and non agricultural products as well as investment opportunities in Nigeria.


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