Prime Minister (PM) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Tuesday said that Pakistan could provide cooperation to
Nigeria in various sectors including health, infrastructure, education and human resource management.
“There is a lot of trade potential between the two countries that can be utilised for the benefit of
the people of Pakistan and Nigeria,” he told High Commissioner of Nigeria in Pakistan Major Gen (retd)
Ashimiyu Adebayo Olaniyi who called on him at the PM office.
In this context, the prime minister also emphasised the need for regularly holding the Pakistan–Nigeria
Joint Ministerial Commission meetings, PM office media wing said in a press release.
PM Abbasi further said that Pakistan and Nigeria shared many commonalities and also faced similar
challenges. The brotherly countries could help each other through sharing of expertise, he added.
He also congratulated Ambassador Olaniyi on his appointment to Pakistan.
The prime minister recalled his meeting with President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari on the sidelines of 9th D-8 Summit in October last year.
The Nigerian high commissioner thanked the prime minister for the warm welcome and expressed his strong commitment to further expanding bilateral relations.
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