Increased Coop. With Nigeria

Increased Coop. With Nigeria

The envoy to Nigeria says Iran is keen to expand bilateral relations in such areas as oil and gas, construction, and housing, noting that negotiations are ongoing in that regard. "Iran has plans to expand cooperation with Nigeria. Very recently, there were numerous meeting headed by the Iranian vice president to expand cooperation with Africa, particularly Nigeria, the biggest economy in the continent. A number of decisions had been taken and this will soon translate from words to action," Ambassador Morteza Rahimi Zarchi told reporters in Abuja last Thursday, Daily Post reported. He also said the Iranian government is ready to establish universities in Nigeria to meet the demands of students seeking higher education in the West African country. "Iranian universities have advanced both qualitatively and quantitatively, and the cost is competitive," he said.  He added, "We are very hopeful and confident that through signing of a new agreement in the field of developing scientific and educational activities, we are going to expand our cooperation in this field with Nigeria very soon."

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