Polish President Andrzej Duda has arrived in Nigeria to begin a three-day trip to Africa.
Why this matter?
Nigeria and Poland established diplomatic relations in 1961, but Tuesday’s visit marked the first time a European country’s leader had visited Nigeria since then.
Summary of the visit
Some of the concerns they are anticipated to highlight are the consequences of the Ukrainian war and migration. While looking into methods to improve bilateral cooperation between his country and Nigeria, particularly in the areas of food security and energy.
In light of the multiple global difficulties, Nigeria would like to build new channels for cooperation, such as regular strategic talks and political consultations, to address not just bilateral relations but also regional and worldwide issues.
On education: Nigeria expects more educational collaboration that would like to enhance the sharing of knowledge and experience between our educational institutions in fields such as science and technology, as well as information and communication technologies.”
On agriculture: Discussions resulted in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on agriculture, with the hopes that the collaboration in this area will be beneficial to both countries, particularly in light of global food crisis caused by the conflict in Ukraine.
Both leaders pledged their commitment to expand the fields of economic cooperation in the energy and industrial sectors.