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Hanoi – Nigeria is the best, most natural destination for investment in Africa and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam can leverage the cherished friendship with Nigeria to gain entry to the vast Nigerian and African markets, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.
Laolu Akande, spokesman of the vice president in a statement sent to Legit.ng on Thursday, December 8, said Prof. Osinbajo made the assertion at his meeting with Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
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According to the statement, President Phuc also expressed strong commitments to leverage and deepen the existing diplomatic relations and friendship with Nigeria for economic development, especially in the areas of agriculture, oil and gas, and telecommunications.
Both leaders were said to have interacted in what was a very friendly and warm encounter when Prof. Osinbajo paid a courtesy call on the president as the VP wrapped up a 3-day official visit to Vietnam.
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Part of the statement read:
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The VP had in the first two days of his visit held talks with his counterpart, Madam Vo Thi Anh Xuan, and Prime Minister, Phạm Minh Chính.
He also met the Vietnamese business community under the auspices of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), visited the Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences, the FTP University and its software firm.
He also interacted with representatives of the Nigerian community in Vietnam.
On Tuesday, December 6 while speaking at the VCCI, Prof. Osinbajo said:
In terms of market viability, Prof. Osinbajo noted that Nigeria continues to rank very high.
In the tech space, the VP said:
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He stated further that:
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And in his conversation with the Vietnamese leader, the Vice President informed President Phuc about his engagements in Hanoi and restated that there is great potential for stronger and more fruitful collaborations between Vietnam and Nigeria.
On his part, President Phuc welcomed the VP to Vietnam, saying:
He assured the VP that further discussions would be held on the aspirations of Vietnamese entrepreneurs investing in Nigeria, especially in the areas of agriculture, technology, telecommunications, oil and gas, among others.
Recall that Osinbajo declared that Nigeria's friendship with the Southeast Asian country could yield much more beneficial fruits for the citizens of both nations.
Prof. Osinbajo was speaking on Monday evening, December 5, during the State Banquet held in his honour by his Vietnamese counterpart, Madam Vo Thi Anh Xuan, at the International Convention Centre, Hanoi.
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He commended Vietnam's remarkable efforts in those sectors and the consistently high GDP growth despite solid global headwinds, which he added 'are worthy of emulation.' Nigeria,
Legit.ng had earlier reported that Nigeria and Vietnam plan to work together more, particularly in the digital economy, telecommunications, agriculture and trade, among others, for the mutual benefit of their citizens.
Vice Presidents Osinbajo and Madam Võ Thị Ánh Xuân, his Vietnam counterpart, met on the issue of improved collaboration at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi.
Osinbajo is on a three-day official visit to the southeast Asian nation, the first high-level trip from the presidency since 2005 when President Olusegun Obasanjo visited.
Source: Legit.ng
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