Nigeria, Ukraine to strengthen ties, says Osinbajo


Prof Yemi Osinbajo of Nigeria
Nigeria will soon expand its diplomatic relationship with Ukraine, exploring new areas of mutual benefit to both countries.
This indication was given earlier today by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, while receiving the Ukrainian Ambassdor Mr. Valerii Aleksandruk in his office at the Presidential Villa.
“Very soon we will be signing outstanding bilateral agreements” the Vice President told the Ukrainian envoy while recalling with gratitude government scholarships that Nigerian students have benefited from in the Eastern European nation.
Prof. Osinbajo hinted that the Buhari administration will be interested in working with Ukraine in the areas of Agriculture and Steel sectors besides the ongoing cooperation in education.
According to him, Nigeria looks forward to the setting up of a Bi-National Commission that will deal with the various issues and expand relationship between both countries.
The Vice President expressed Nigeria’s gratitude to Ukraine for its support in the areas of security including in the fight against the insurgents saying “we hope for more cooperation until we put down the evil of terrorism.
Earlier, the Ambassador of Ukraine informed the VP that there are a number of bilateral agreements waiting to be signed by the two countries in order to deepen the existing bilateral relations. He said there were about 5000 Nigerian students in Ukraine and appreciated Nigeria’s support of his country at the United Nations Security Council, where Nigeria is currently a member.
In a related development, the Vice President also received a delegation from the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies which included the African Union Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information, Mrs Pancy Tlakula. Commenting on the free flow of information in the internet age, Prof. Osinbajo expressed the optimism that what could not be obtained years back is made possible today with the use …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper