OrderPaperToday– Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, has voiced expectations for more mutual benefits from Nigerian-Korean bilateral relations.

The speaker however noted that bilateral relations between Nigeria and South-Korea is a robust one and an indication that there are parliamentary gains for both countries if consolidated.

This was contained in a statement released by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Speaker, Mr. Lanre Lasisi, on Thursday 2nd of December 2021.

According to the statement, the Speaker made these positions known when he received the South Korean Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Kim Young-Chae, who led a delegation of the Nigerian-South Korean Parliamentary Friendship Group on a courtesy visit to his office at the National Assembly.

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Speaker Gbajabiamila receiving the South Korean Ambassador in his office

“That you are here today is encouraging and an indication of great things to come from our Parliamentary Friendship group,” the speaker was quoted to have said, adding that “that was the reason it was established.”

He  expressed expectations that the Group would create new opportunities for growth and development for both countries.

On his part, Mr. Young-Chea told the speaker that South Korea intends to expand on its economic and technological activities in Nigeria.

He went on to say that a good number of Nigerians were working and contributing to the South Korean economy.

The statement further informed that the Nigerian-South Korean Parliamentary Friendship Group had convened earlier to address matters of mutual interests to the legislatures of both countries, as a way of deepening Nigerian-Korean bilateral relations.


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