NIGERIA-QATAR SETS FOR IMPROVED ECONOMIC RELATIONS

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Amb. Yakubu A. Ahmed presenting Letter of Credence to the Min. of State for Foreign Affairs, Qatar; Soltan Bin Saad Al-Muralkhi

The Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the State of Qatar, His Excellency, Yakubu Abdullahi Ahmed has presented his Letter of Credence (Copies d’usage) to His Excellency, Soltan Bin Saad Al-Muralkhi, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar.

The Minister during the ceremony welcomed the Nigerian Principal envoy to Qatar and assured him of cooperation and support towards a successful tour of duty. He further described Nigeria as a very important country in Africa and the world at large, and paid tribute to Nigerian Nationals occupying strategic positions at different international organizations.

The Nigerian Ambassador, YakubuAbdullahi Ahmed, in his response thanked the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, for the warm reception accorded him upon his arrival in Qatar, and reaffirmed the cordial relations persisting between both countries.

Qatar is one of the most successful global economy which has been achieved through the advancement of its gas project, Qatar Gas. In addition to producing LNG, Qatar is also a leading exporter of natural gas, Helium, Condensate and Associated Products. Today, Qatar Gas continues to set the benchmark in the global LNG industry.

Similarly, Nigeria has potential gas reserves of 600TCF, capable of moving the country from 9th to 4th position in global gas reserves ranking. Also, Nigeria has the largest gas reserves in Africa.

Amb. Yakubu Ahmed also expressed a commitment to promoting mutually beneficial economic relations between Nigeria and Qatar in the discharge of his responsibilities.

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