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Nigeria, Israeli in fresh partnership to strengthen trade relations

Nigeria, Israeli in fresh partnership to strengthen trade relations

Nigerian based companies and businesses under the aegis of the Nigeria-Israel Chamber of Commerce (NICC) are on the verge of commencing a fresh partnership with the Israeli government geared towards strengthening the existing trade and business relations between both countries.

Speaking during his familiarisation meeting with the NICC in Lagos last Thursday, Uriel Palti, the new Israeli ambassador to Nigeria assured Nigerians of his undivided efforts in maintaining the existing peace and friendship between the two countries.

According to him, his job as an Israeli ambassador to Nigeria is to create an enabling environment that will go a long way to strengthen the trade and commerce relationship between Nigeria and Israel.

“I have heard about the things NICC is doing to promote bilateral relations between both countries long before I arrived in Nigeria, therefore I assure you that I will do my best to help the chamber actualise its aims”, he assured.

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He promised to promote trade and investment relations in the area of energy, infrastructure, and agriculture, adding that he will do his best to ensure that Israeli companies that want to do business in Nigeria will see possible areas of partnership with the chambers.

“I will try and be the advocate for the chamber by ensuring that Israeli companies that want to do business in Nigeria registers with you. Long live the great trade relation between Nigeria and Israel”, the Israeli envoy assured.

Ayulut, an academician and the ambassador’s wife solicited for the partnership of the chamber in hosting an international conference and research in Abuja on autistic children. “One of the objectives of the non-profit organisation is to establish a diagnosis center for autism in Nigeria because there is none in Nigeria currently. This is very crucial and that is why we want to host the next international conference to Abuja by bringing in medical experts and researchers”.

Earlier in his welcome address, Ike Willie-Nwobu, one of the directors of the chamber said that the chamber has built capacity, capability and competence within a very difficult and challenging environment to be where it is today.

“Putting the context of the conflicting demands and political consideration, Israel is good in diverse network of trade, therefore there is need for us to synergies with Israeli for friendship because friendship brings business and business brings friendship that has an enduring value chain”, Willie-Nwobu explained.

He disclosed that the chamber with the support and cooperation of other institutions and companies will be hosting a mega investment platform. He added that the chamber will be organising a targeted consumer exhibition in Lagos and Abuja, which will be concentrating on food production and healthcare services.