The Government of Switzerland has announced her readiness to improve on its existing economic relations with Nigeria.
This announcement came through the Consul-General of Switzerland in Lagos, Mr Yves Nicolet,at the opening of a new Consulate-General of Switzerland in Lagos.
According to Nicolet, the new Consulate-General would focus mostly on economic, business and trade relations.
“We want to improve the economic relations between our two countries. Nigeria has such a huge potential.
“If the presence of Switzerland is already relatively important with 35 Swiss firms currently in Nigeria, I believe that our bilateral trade is still quite weak.
“We have to increase our commercial relationship and bring more Swiss products into Nigeria, as well as export more Nigerian goods into Switzerland,”
“Within the last five years, Switzerland closed many Consulates all over the world, especially in Europe and the Americas, for financial reasons.
“And at the same time, the Swiss government had decided to open only two Consulates-General in Ho Chi Min City in Vietnam and Lagos in Nigeria,” he said.
Curated from Independent News