EU keen to work with Tinubu to build win-win partnership, says Ambassador
The European Union (EU) said it is keen to work with the President-elect, Ahmed Bola Tinubu to build a mutually beneficial relationship with Nigeria.
The EU ambassador to Nigeria and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Samuela Isopi, said this in Abuja on Tuesday during the celebration of Europe Day.
Isopi said the EU has always remained Nigeria’s biggest trading partner and the organization is eager to work with the new government for further gains.
“A democratic, peaceful, strong, and prosperous Nigeria is in the interest of Europe and the world,” Isopi said.
“The EU is already Nigeria’s biggest trading partner, accounting for more than 20 percent of Nigerian trade with the world and a significant trade balance in favour of Nigeria.
“The EU is also Nigeria’s first partner in foreign direct investments with an estimated foreign direct investment stock of over 30 billion euros.
“EU companies contribute to the economic diversification and growth, to job creation and wealth generation. We are keen to do more together.”
Meanwhile, only a few days ago, the Qatar-Nigeria Business Council (QNBC) through its president, Olu Millar, said it believes in Tinubu’s ability to bring his vast leadership experience to bear in tackling the challenges facing Nigeria.
Tinubu is set to take over from Muhammadu Buhari as Nigeria’s next president after inauguration on May 29, 2023.
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