Lagos (Nigeria) The senior deputy Director General of Political Affairs in the Israeli Foreign Ministry, Mr. Yossi Gal, Wednesday called for greater Nigerian-Israeli partnership in science and technology.
Gal told journalists on Wednesday in Abuja that such partnership would further boost the cordial bilateral relations between the two countries.
The envoy said that although the relationship between Israel and Nigeria was solid, cordial and mutual, there was need to explore other areas of cooperation.
“Presently, Israel is working with Nigeria in the field of agriculture and aqua-technology,” he said.
He added that his country’s land mark achievement could largely be attributed to its technological development and that Israel was ready to assist Nigeria in this area.
Gal said that so far, 6000 Nigerians had been to Israel and that the desire to have more bilateral relations with Nigeria and Israel prompted his two-day visit to Nigeria.
The Israeli envoy said that his country was also ready to work with the Nigerian private sector and that Israel was ready to host Nigerian business and trade delegations.
According to Gal, some Nigerian academics are in Israel for one form of training or the other and that Israel and Nigeria also have a thriving cultural exchange programme. /APA
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