Osinbajo takes part in the meeting of the Bi-National Commission Nigeria-Côte D’Ivoire in Abidjan on Saturday
Deji Elumoye in Abuja
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is expected to attend the second session of the Bi-National Commission Nigeria-Côte d’Ivoire in Abidjan on Saturday (today).
According to a statement from Vice President’s Media Assistant Laolu Akande,
Today’s summit, which will be jointly chaired by Osinbajo and the Prime Minister of the Ivory Coast, Patrick Jerome Achi, is expected to conclude new agreements on agriculture; Digital economy; Education; Consular and immigration matters; and human trafficking prevention, among other very important areas of cooperation.
The Vice President, who will also have a bilateral exchange with the Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara before returning to Abuja later, will be accompanied by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Zubairu Dada, and the Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Ambassador Mariam Katagum.
Established in 2013, the commission reflects the brotherly and cordial relationship between the two countries considered to be the largest economies in West Africa.
The first edition of the Bi-National Commission, held in Abuja in August 2013, resulted in the signing of six sectoral agreements and the establishment of special implementing committees in both countries to monitor progress.
A binational commission is a high-level strategic dialogue aimed at deepening mutual cooperation in a range of social, economic and political areas, based on an agreement between two countries to implement a specific agenda for cooperation.