Direct air flights between Nigeria, China proposed
Updated: 2006-04-30 08:46
Nigeria had proposed establishing direct air flights to China to boost
socio-economic activities and open up investment opportunities between the two
countries, Nigeria 's Federal Minister of Aviation Babalola Borishade has
Borishade said the proposal was a directive from Nigerian
President Olusegun Obasanjo, who had instructed his ministry to strengthen the
Nigeria-China relationship through cooperation in all facets.
proposal for the Bilateral Air Services Agreement between the two countries has
been sent to China," Borishade said Friday during a meeting with a Chinese
business delegation led by Jia Lianchao, deputy governor of Henan Province,
The aviation minister noted that all the political hurdles
had been cleared, while the technical aspects of the agreement were being
The China-Nigeria economic relations and trade have seen
remarkable growth over the past years with the two-way trade volume having
increased to US$2.83 billion in 2005.
A direct air link between the two
countries is believed to be a great help for the business of an estimated 50,000
Chinese who are doing trade in the west African country.
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