Aidoghie Paulinus, Copenhagen
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said Nigeria and Denmark have agreed to collaborate in stemming the tide of insecurity and corruption in the Gulf of Guinea.
Onyeama spoke after a closed-door meeting with the Director-General and Chief Executive Officer of Danish Shipping, Anne Steffensen, on the sideline of the African-Nordic Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, in Copenhagen.
Denmark is the sixth largest shipping nation in the world, having moved from eight to sixth position in 2017.
The Danish Shipping, is part of a strong maritime cluster in Denmark, with most major ship owners actively involved in the Nigerian market.
The issue of double taxation and ways of increasing trade between the two countries also took center stage during the meeting. Onyeama said the meeting was necessitated due to some outstanding issues, especially in the area of maritime.