Nigeria’s Vice President Holds Fruitful Meeting with South Korean Delegation, Strengthens Bilateral Relations

…By Dorcas Funmi for TDPel Media. The details of a meeting between Nigeria’s Vice President, Senator Kashim Shettima, and a delegation from South Korea have been revealed.

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The meeting, led by Special Envoy Jang Sungmin, took place at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Monday.

Vice President Shettima expressed Nigeria’s commitment to enhancing relations, fostering trade, technology transfer, and global peace with South Korea.

Promoting Ease of Doing Business and Security Efforts

During the closed-door meeting, Vice President Shettima emphasized the Bola Tinubu administration’s determination to combat insecurity and promote economic development.

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He assured Korean businesses and foreign investors that the Nigerian government will create a favorable environment for their operations and make doing business in Nigeria more accessible.

President Tinubu’s State Visit to South Korea and Appreciation for Support

Vice President Shettima conveyed President Tinubu’s intention to visit South Korea on a state visit ahead of the Africa-Korea summit in 2024.

He expressed Nigeria’s gratitude for South Korea’s support in various international forums, including Nigeria’s pursuit of a seat in the UN Security Council.

The bilateral relationship between Nigeria and South Korea was described as robust, with Korean companies involved in sectors such as oil and gas.

Emulating Korea’s Success and Partnership in Technology

Vice President Shettima highlighted Nigeria’s aim to create one million jobs for its youth and expressed willingness to collaborate with South Korea in the field of technology.

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He emphasized the importance of digital skills training and acknowledged Korea’s success in the manufacturing and agriculture sectors, which can serve as a model for developing nations like Nigeria.

Congratulations on Inauguration and Special Invitation for President Tinubu

Special Envoy Sungmin congratulated Nigeria on the successful inauguration of its new government.

He extended a special invitation from President Yoon to President Tinubu to attend the upcoming Africa-Korea Summit in South Korea.

The delegation included Ambassador Kim Young-chae, Deputy Secretary Yoo Chang-ho, and Deputy Director Jang Sangwoo, among others.

The meeting between Nigeria’s Vice President and the Korean delegation showcased the commitment to bilateral cooperation, trade partnerships, and the exchange of expertise in various sectors between the two nations.

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