- Title: Buhari to Putin: Nigeria will learn from Russia's experience
- Date: 23rd October 2019
- Summary: SOCHI, RUSSIA (OCTOBER 23, 2019) (RUSSIAN POOL) RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN AND NIGERIA'S PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI SHAKING HANDS DELEGATIONS TAKING SEATS NIGERIAN FOREIGN MINISTER GEOFFREY ONYEAMA LOOKING ON (SOUNDBITE) (Russia) RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN, SAYING: "We also see our important task in joint search of the possibilities for expansion of trade, economic and investment cooperation. Although in terms of numbers, commodities turnover (between Russia and Nigeria) is not great, in our view. It is inadequate to our capabilities. But it is still growing and growing seriously. Last year's growth was 93 percent." NIGERIAN FOREIGN MINISTER GEOFFREY ONYEAMA LOOKING ON (OVER SIDE SHOT OF MEETING) NIGERIA'S PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI SAYS (English): 'Governors, ministers, distinguished... Hardly any lady here, yeah, ladies and gentlemen, (LAUGHTER) your excellence I would like to commend you for organising this first Russia-Africa summit." (SOUNDBITE) (English) NIGERIA'S PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI, SAYING: "We can learn a lot from the experience of Russia's ongoing reforms of transitioning from an oil-dependent economy to a modern, diversified and inclusive economy." CLOSE-UP OF BUHARI SPEAKING MEETING IN PROGRESS
- Embargoed: 6th November 2019 15:55
- Keywords: Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari Vladimir Putin Russian President
- Location: SOCHI, RUSSIA
- City: SOCHI, RUSSIA
- Country: Russia
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001B2BKHFR
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: President Muhammadu Buhari said on Wednesday (October 23) that Nigeria can learn a lot from Russia's experience of economic reforms in the fields of energy, manufacturing and defence spheres.
Buhari was speaking at bilateral talks with President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of Russia-Africa forum. Putin in his turn said the economic ties between the two countries have much room for development.
(Production: Anton Derbenev)
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