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Nigeria – Korea Economic Forum gets FG, KOTRA approvals


Ahead of its December 5th 2019 kick off date, the Nigeria – Korea Economic Forum has received a massive boost with approvals from both Nigeria and Korea governments.

The event which earlier in October 2019 had representative of both Trade Nigeria and Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) have a meeting in Singapore has been approved by the Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment and the Ministry is willing to give every support possible to make the event a success.

Also the Permanent Secretary, Political and Economic Affairs, The Presidency, Office of The Secretary to the Government of the Federation Abuja, Mr. Gabriel Adadua had earlier met with the event’s Local Organizing Committee and Nigeria and Republic of South Korea Government Officials in Singapore after a successful outing at the Nigeria – Singapore Business Investment Forum.

According to the Chief Executive Officer of Trade Nigeria, Hon. Nwabueze Buchi George, the approvals cemented how authentic the event is and the plans on ground will further strengthen its drive success.

Buchi George revealed that the previous meeting with KOTRA was fruitful as it has paved way for Trade Nigeria to reach other organizations in South Korea and that will further help create the needed partnerships to drive the goals of the event.

“We now have KOTRA and Federal government of Nigeria on our side” he said. “We are really working to make Nigeria – Korea Economic Forum a success. Aside fast tracking visa arrangement for Nigerian delegates, we want to also make sure we have the approvals of all relevant bodies in both countries. Our goals are obvious and it will surely benefit Nigeria and Korea.”

“We will also work hard to secure every relevant partnership with Asian trade and investment based organizations to ensure we hit the apex of our goal” Buchi George said.

He further stated that a similar edition of the event which took place at Singapore in October 2019 is already yielding results as there are potential investors in the area of AA and car batteries manufacturing; Salt processing factory; coal mining, hybrid electric cars and waste recycling plant.

Nigeria – Korea Economic Forum is part of the Nigeria – Asia Business Forum, focuses on business, investments, trade, economic exchange and cooperation. It creates a platform of support, growth and balance for bilateral trade relationship between Nigeria and member nation of the Asian continent.

Interested participants will be aided in VISA application and processing as well as other logistics and the organizers are expecting more than five hundred delegates at the five day event holding between 5th to 12th of December 2019

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