Nigeria, India to establish bilateral tourism agreement

India moves to strengthen relations with Nigeria

India and Nigeria are planning to establish a bilateral tourism agreement, the Deputy Manager, India Trade Promotion Organisation, Satya Panda, said on Friday.

Mr. Panda made this known in a telephone interview in Lagos.

He said that historically, Nigeria and India had excellent bilateral trade relationships, adding that both nations should work together to strengthen ties in the tourism sector.

“Both countries have similar experiences in the past and the synergy that has been there for a very long time should be continued,” Mr. Panda said. “We will work with our Nigerian friends so that the bilateral trade ties are not only sustained but expanded further to tourism.”

He said that the move was part of efforts by India to improve trade relations with the developing countries. He also the bilateral tourism agreement would enable visitors to invest and tap from India’s tourism potential.

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Mr. Panda said that Nigeria, among other countries, was fast becoming a good tourism destination in Africa.

He advised the Federal Government to ensure a safe environment for foreign investors in order to harness the country’s vast tourism potential.

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