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  • Updated: February 24, 2024

Osun seeks economic, social ties with UAE

Osun seeks economic, social ties with UAE

In an effort to attract foreign investors for economic and social development, Osun State Government has extended a hand of diplomatic fellowship with the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

This came to the fore when the Commissioner for Federal Matters, Adenike Adeleke paid a courtesy call on the UAE Ambassador to Nigeria, Saled Saeed Alshamsi in Abuja.

The move by the Osun State Government is further premised on the need to enjoy robust partnership and relationship with other countries with the aim of opening Osun to the world.

Leading a team of officials of the state delegation to the Ambassador of United Arab Emirates to Nigeria, Salem Saeed AlShamsi, Adeleke spoke on the need for the country to collaborate with Osun State in the area of women education and empowerment.

"Your country is popularly known for equipping women globally on the knowledge of their country's economy, governance, and social development," she noted.

The Commissioner highlighted other areas of possible collaborations to include: agriculture, Artificial Intelligence(AI), tourism as well as international exhibitions that can attract investors.

In his response, the Ambassador of the UAE to Nigeria, Salem Saeed Alshamsi assured of his country's readiness for collaboration and partnership with Osun State in the highlighted areas. 

"Come up with proposals to that effect. Our team of experts will be ready to meet a similar team from Osun State any time lthe proposal is ready."

Also speaking, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Federal matters, Abiodun Oladoyin acknowledged the uniqueness of UAE saying that Osun state will surely benefit from the trade bilateralism and investment agreement to be entered into.

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