South-south cooperation: Nigeria partners Organisation of Africa, Caribbean and Pacific States

NIGERIA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Organisation of Africa, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS).

The MoU, which was signed in Abuja, Nigeria, is for the establishment of a Dialogue Mechanism on Technical Cooperation between the Secretariat OACPS and the Nigerian government.

The MoU was signed on behalf of Nigeria by the country’s minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, and the secretary-general of OACPS, Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti.

    During the ceremony, Onyeama, who expressed Nigeria’s appreciation to the OACPS for the decision to establish its Secretariat in the country, said the objective of signing the MoU was to foster collaboration and strengthen relationship.

    Chikoti regarded the MoU as an indication of Nigeria’s interest and commitment to the South-South cooperation.

    He equally expressed his happiness that Nigeria had agreed to host the Secretariat.

    The OACPS, which comprises 79 member states from Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific, strives to achieve the sustainable development of its members and their progressive integration into the world economy.

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