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The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Aminu Wali, yesterday, received credence letters from the honourary consuls of Mexico, Cote D’Ivoire and Sweden in Abuja.
They included Mr Adebayo Adeyemo, Mr John Ayeni and Mrs Hanna Einarsson representing Mexico, Cote D’Ivoire and Sweden respectively.
Speaking at the presentation of the letters, Amb Wali, who welcomed them at a separate occasion, expressed Nigeria’s interest to deepen bilateral ties with the countries
He said though he would be leaving office very soon, the door of the ministry would always be opened to give them the full support needed to carry out their assignment.
Wali pointed out that their stay in Nigeria would further boost the trade relation between the countries.
Speaking, the Honourary Consul of Mexico to Nigeria, Adebayo Adeyemo, said he would ensure continued and mutual beneficial relations between Nigeria and the country he represents.
“It is my responsibility to promote continued, mutually beneficial relations between Nigeria and Mexico: to foster economic and cultural advancements and to keep diplomatic relations open between both countries. I am fully committed to this objective,” he said.
He pledged that Mexican Lagos Consulate would support regular fora where businessmen and women meet to promote investment of the two countries.
On his part, the Honourary Consul of Cote D’Ivoire, John Ayeni, who described Ivory Coast as one of the big economies in Africa, said the cooperation between Nigeria and the country he represents would help in increasing the volume of trade and strategic ties of the two nations.
The Honourary Consul of Sweden, Mrs Hanna Einarsson, who noted that Nigeria and Sweden have a good relationship over the year, said it is time the trade relations between the two countries is promoted.