UAE, Russia ready to maximise NNPC partnership - SyCtRenDs



Wednesday, October 31, 2018

UAE, Russia ready to maximise NNPC partnership

The Russian Federation and the United Arab Emirates have expressed their readiness to expand their scope of partnership with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in the upstream, midstream, downstream and services sectors to boost their economies.

Speaking after a working visit to the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, the Russian Ambassador to Nigeria, Alexey Shebarshin, said the proposed synergy was for the betterment of the people of Russia and Nigeria. According to a statement by NNPC spokesman, Shebarshin said the visit was to consolidate the collaboration and partnership with NNPC in ensuring the growth and development of the Nigerian oil and gas industry for collective interests.

He said: “With deep thanks and appreciation of further cooperation between the Russia Oil and Gas Companies and NNPC that will bring positive results of our joint cooperation.”

Speaking in a similar vein during his courtesy call to Dr. Baru, the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Obaid Mohammed Aitaffag, said his country would continue to partner with the NNPC in the development of the downstream and services sector of the petroleum sector.

“It was a pleasure to meet the NNPC team led by Dr. Baru. I hope that our discussion brings closer ties between UAE and Nigeria in the areas of Oil and Gas,” Aitaffag stated.


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