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Osinbajo Jets Out To Abidjan To Attend Nigeria-Cote D’Ivore Bi-National Commission



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Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo flying out of Nigeria

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has departed Abuja today for Abidjan to attend the 2nd edition of the Nigeria-Cote d’Ivoire Bi-National Commission meeting.

Naija News understands that Osinbajo is to chair the meeting which will have the two West African countries deliberate on Agriculture; Digital Economy; Education; Consular and Immigration Matters.

Prevention of Human Trafficking amongst other very important areas of collaboration will also be a topic of discussion at the meeting.

This was made known in a statement made available to newsmen on Saturday, November 6 by Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, Naija News reports.

The statement reads: “Today’s summit, which is to be co-chaired by Prof. Osinbajo and the Prime Minister of Ivory Coast, Patrick Jerome Achi, is expected to enter into new Agreements which cover Agriculture; Digital Economy; Education; Consular and Immigration Matters; and prevention of Human Trafficking, amongst other very important areas of collaboration.

“A Bi-national Commission is a high-level strategic dialogue designed to deepen mutual cooperation in several social, economic and political sectors, based on an agreement between two countries to implement specific cooperation agenda.”

Naija News understands that the Nigerian VP will also hold a bilateral interaction with the Ivorian President, Alassane Ouattara, before he returns to Abuja later today.

In Osinbajo’s entourage is the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Amb. Zubairu Dada, and Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Amb. Mariam Katagum.

The Nigeria-Cote d’Ivoire Bi-National Commission was established in 2013.

The commission is a reflection of the fraternal and cordial relations that exist between both countries regarded as the biggest economies in West Africa.

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The maiden edition of the Bi-National Commission, which took place in Abuja in August 2013, led to the signing of six sectoral Agreements, as well as the establishment of Special Implementation Committees in both countries to monitor progress, Naija News understands.

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