Polish-Nigerian talks

Monday, 27 March 2017 r.

The Minister Krzysztof Jurgiel met today with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Geoffrey Onyeama, who is staying in Poland at the invitation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Witold Waszczykowski.

Photo. The Minister Krzysztof Jurgiel and the Minister Geoffrey Onyeama in front of the MARD’s premises

Photo. The Minister Krzysztof Jurgiel and the Minister Geoffrey Onyeama in front of the MARD’s premises

The talks were focused on the issues of further economic development, especially in the field of agriculture. The Ministers discussed the developmental possibilities in trade and use of Polish experiences regarding the transformation and modernization of the agri-food sector. The Minister Jurgiel declared readiness to deepen the cooperation in that field.

The Parties agreed that the Minister Onyeama’s visit will contribute to development of Polish-Nigerian relationships, including cooperation in the area of agriculture.

Nigeria is one of the fastest growing country of the world; it belongs to the market of the greatest economic potential in Africa. Therefore, it is perceived by Polish entrepreneurs as one of the more economically interesting countries within the African continent. Nigeria is a key Polish partner in Sub-Saharian Africa – the only country in the region, which the Polish government signed the “Memorandum of Understanding” in 2013 with, establishing the mechanism for strategic dialog.

In 2016, Nigeria was the fourth recipient of agri-food products in Africa, and Poland exported goods worth 52 mln EUR.