Osinbajo Canvasses Closer Cooperation Among Developing Nations – THISDAYLIVE


•D-8 to increase trade volume from $121bn to $500bn by 2030

Deji Elumoye in Abuja

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday, said the current trend in the global economy, climate change and the Ukrainian conflict – all presented opportunities for closer ties among developing economies especially, in refocusing attention on trade and energy access for the benefit of the people.

Osinbajo stated this at the State House, Abuja, while playing host to the Nigerian-born Secretary General of the D-8 Organization, Ambassador Isiaka A. Imam.

Nigeria is a member of the D-8, an organisation for development cooperation among eight developing countries comprising Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Pakistan and Turkey.

Speaking on the need for closer ties among developing countries such as those in the D-8, Osinbajo stressed that this was an important time for member-countries to focus on the critical issues – trade and energy.

“But trade in…

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