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Nigeria/India’s bilateral trade hits $10bn

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By Victoria Ojeme & Ene Ocheme

ABUJA—Indian High Commissioner, Nagabushana Reddy, has disclosed that bilateral trade between Nigeria and India has hit $10 bilion, saying the figure still increasing, confirmed Nigeria as India’s largest trading partner in Africa.

Reddy, who made the disclosure at an event, ‘’Namatse Nigeria’’, said Nigeria and India had a lot in common, hence his country’s desire to consolidate and deepen the existing cordial relations between them.

He cited Nigeria’s Nollywood and India’s Bollywood as one area both countries had great potentialities and could impact immensely on their economies.

The event, which was organized by the High Commission in conjunction with Indian Cultural Association, ICA, Abuja, and Indian Women Association, IWA, Abuja, was aimed at packaging and showcasing the rich cultural heritage of India through dance performance, costumes and music of various Indian states.

According to him: “We hope that this grand event, Namatse Nigeria, will  continue to showcase that aspect of our two countries.”

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