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Nigeria and Liberia to liberate free trade

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Staff writer ▼ | July 17, 2014
LiberiaNigeria and Liberia have signed an agreement which will lead to removing all impediments that militate against free trade between both countries.

The agreement is also aimed at enhancing commerce and people to people contact. According to a communique signed by the Minister of State II for Foreign Affairs, Nurudeen Muhammad, and Liberian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan, at the end of the meeting of the joint commission inaugurated in Abuja, the ministers called for concrete actions to increase the two countries' volume of trade.

"Both countries discussed and deliberated on a number of issues ranging from agriculture, trade, education and related matters, culture, health, immigration, aviation, health and mining, science and technology," the communique read.

The Nigerian delegation also raised issues of concern affecting Nigeria's citizens and property in Liberia while the Liberian counterparts agreed to look into the issues with the aim of finding amicable settlement.

"The two countries agreed to share information and intelligence on immigration matters," it said.

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