President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, has reaffirmed Nigeria’s continuous trade and economic relationship with the Czech Republic and other developed economies of the world saying such steps are needed if the country will attain her developmental goals.
Senator Mark said when he played host to the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Nigeria, Jaroslav Siro in his office in Abuja that there is room for improvement in trade and economic development among the two nations, adding that “this has became more significant if Nigeria is to retain her leading roles in the Western African region.”
He stressed that the volume of trade and investment in the country requires serious concern, “we have a lot to do and learn from each other, we also appreciate our position in the West African region. We will like to improve on our parliamentary and economic relationship. our doors are always open.
“There is room for improvement in the area of trade and economic development, we will continue to work hard to ensure that the volume of trade in our land improve convincingly. ”
Senator Mark assured his guest of the Senate readiness to exchange ideas and training between democratic nations of the world, saying, “As a nation, we can afford to fail.”
Earlier, the Czech Republic Ambassador to Nigeria, Jaroslav Siro said his country enjoys long tradition and economic ties with Nigeria saying the relationship has been very cordial over the years assuring that Czech Republic is eager to deepen the relationship.
Siro also said as parts of the steps taking by his country to sustain stronger trade and investment with Nigeria, the Czech Republic Minister of Trade and Investment is visiting Nigeria in April this year to discuss way forward in between the two nations economically.
He commended the leadership of National Assembly especially the Senate for the smooth running of parliamentary processes since independent while urged members to seize the opportunities that exist between the two countries to hard more value to the democratic procedures.