The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has put the value of bilateral trade between Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates UAE at 1.2 billion dollars, noting that both countries would continue to become strong regional players.
Osinbajo made the disclosure at the 2019 United Arab Emirate UAE-Nigeria Cultural and Arts Exhibition 2019 held in Lagos.
He noted that there trade between the two countries had been in the increase.
The Vice President described the relationship between the two countries as strong and necessary and remarked that there were many other sectors of the economy where both countries could cooperate to achieve greater partnership.
He added that both countries had been supportive to each other in different areas, as seen recently in the creative industry.
He said Nigerians were some of the most frequent African visitors to Dubai, many of whom, of course, visit for tourism, but that he was sure that many years to come, tourists would be visiting both countries for arts and culture.