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S/Korea, Nigeria to boost military, economic, inter-parliamentary cooperation

South Korea and Nigeria are promoting collaboration between both nations in the military, economy, and among the parliaments.

South Korean Ambassador to Nigeria, Kim Young-chae made the remark while leading a delegation on a working visit to the Nigeria/South Korea Parliamentary Friendship Group at the House of Representatives in Abuja.

Mr Kim said the government of South Korea has certain objective areas which they believe would be of mutual interest and benefit to both countries. 

“There are Korean agencies under the embassy in Abuja to facilitate cultural and economic collaboration between Nigeria and South Korea,” the ambassador explained.

Chairman, Nigeria-South Korea Parliamentary Friendship Group, Joseph Asuku, said the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, constituted the friendship group, comprising experienced lawmakers,  to ensure a robust inter-parliamentary relationship between the House of Representatives and the National Assembly of the Republic of South Korea.

He added that the group is also expected to explore opportunities for legislative exchanges, inter-parliamentary visits, sharing of knowledge and experience between the friendship groups as well as strengthening legislative frameworks to support and facilitate trade, investment, and economic cooperation between the two countries.

Reporting by Ibrahim Shehu; editing by Muzha Kucha and Tony Okerafor