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Russia and Nigeria could cooperate to stabilize global energy supply, says Nigerian minister


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Russia and Nigeria could cooperate to stabilize global energy supply, says Nigerian minister

Russia and Nigeria could cooperate to stabilize global energy supply, says Nigerian minister

While senior Russian diplomat Sergei Lavrov held several meetings with representatives of African nations during the 77th United Nations General Assembly, some Africans… 25.09.2022, Sputnik International

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Nigeria hosted two side events during UN High Level Week in New York on Friday, addressing the country’s commitment to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the country’s participation in the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network – a community that focuses on the measurement of multidimensional poverty. The meetings were attended by several senior Nigerian government officials. Asked by Sputnik about cooperation with Russia, Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum, Chief Timipre Sylva, expressed his optimism: in May this year, Sylva said that Russia was interested in funding a mega African gas company. -Nigeria to Morocco pipeline – a 5,600 kilometer long link, which could run along the west coast of Africa and has the potential to deliver gas to Spain. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who spent five days in New York to attend the UN General Assembly and meet with foreign counterparts, had not scheduled an official meeting with Nigerian diplomats in his program. Nevertheless, he seems to have paid a lot of attention to African affairs in general, talking to Ethiopian, Eritrean and South African colleagues, as well as Guinea-Bissau officials. According to Lavrov, the talks have been productive: Russia’s top diplomat toured Africa this summer, visiting Ethiopia, Uganda and the Republic of Congo, with Moscow paying increasing attention to cooperation with nations of the continent. Bilateral and multilateral relations are expected to be discussed at the 2nd Russia-Africa Economic Forum scheduled for mid-2023.

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While senior Russian diplomat Sergei Lavrov held several meetings with representatives of African nations during the 77th United Nations General Assembly, some African politicians present at the event, such as Nigerian leaders, expressed their hope to deepen ties with Moscow.

Nigeria hosted two side events during UN High Level Week in New York on Friday, addressing the country’s commitment to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the country’s participation in the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network – a community that focuses on the measurement of multidimensional poverty. The meetings were attended by several senior Nigerian government officials.

Asked by Sputnik about cooperation with Russia, Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum, Chief Timipre Sylva, said he was optimistic:

“We cooperate as oil producers.” – said Sylva – “I believe that after the Ukrainian crisis – whatever it is, we should be able to cooperate to stabilize the world’s energy supply. “

In May this year, Sylva said that Russia was interested in financing an African mega-gas pipeline from Nigeria to Morocco – a 5,600 kilometer long link, which could run along the west coast of Africa and would the potential to deliver gas to Spain.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during a meeting with his Chinese counterpart during the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.  - Sputnik International, 1920, 24.09.2022

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who spent five days in New York to attend the UN General Assembly and meet with his foreign counterparts, had no official meeting with Nigerian diplomats in his program. Nevertheless, he seems to have paid a lot of attention to African affairs in general, talking to Ethiopian, Eritrean and South African colleagues, as well as Guinea-Bissau officials. According to Lavrov, the talks were productive:

“We had negotiations with many African colleagues, mainly talking about our bilateral relations.” – said the Minister – “With every African nation, we have a constant trend of growth in turnover, growth in investment activity. And while the absolute numbers are generally lower than what we have with European companies, let alone Chinese companies, the outlook is very good.

Russia’s top diplomat toured Africa this summer, visiting Ethiopia, Uganda and the Republic of Congo, as Moscow pays increasing attention to cooperation with nations on the continent. Bilateral and multilateral relations are expected to be discussed at the 2nd Russia-Africa Economic Forum scheduled for mid-2023.



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