The African country is an important gas supplier to Spain. In 2021, it was the third state from where we purchased the most gas (11.4%), behind only Algeria (42.7%) and the United States (14.2%).
Spain continues its strategy to strengthen ties with its main gas suppliers in the face of an energy crisis caused by the war in Ukraine. And in terms of “aggressive” approaches, as defined by the government, from European countries to these supplying countries. it was a few weeks ago Emir of Qatar who went to Spain this Thursday has been the president of nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, who are involved in the state visit. Purpose and what was signed: Strengthening the energy supply.
Nigeria is an important gas supplier to Spain. according to the data of anags, In 2021 it was the third country from where we bought the most gas (11.4%), only behind Algeria (42,7%) y America (14.2%). In addition, the US and Nigeria were the countries that have received the most shipments, totaling 64 and 51 methane tankers, respectively. This reference explains the reception given to Buhari, the appointment and lunch with the king, and the appointment at La Moncloa. Although without as much fanfare as the Emir of Qatar.
The two countries have signed a joint declaration and various agreements on economic and commercial matters, energy sector, fight against terrorism, cooperation in the fields of migration and maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea. During their meeting, Sánchez conveyed to the President of Nigeria his position as a “credible and trustworthy strategic partner”, as well as the “interest” of Spanish companies in the energy sector in “continuing to commit to Nigeria”. To seek agreement which ensures a steady supply on a sustainable basis.”
Nigeria has also expressed its desire to deepen Spanish investment in its country. For this, during this state visit, a business forum is being organized so that companies from both the countries can consider investment opportunities. An appointment to highlight investment opportunities and ways to expand business volume in Nigeria noted prior to the visit Femi Adesina, Nigerian government spokesman
The importance that the African country attaches to the visit is reflected in the delegation accompanying Buhari, the first visit by a Nigerian head of state to Spain in the past 17 years. Accompanied by the President of Nigeria, he has traveled to Spain by more than a dozen senior officials, including foreign ministers; justice; Industry, commerce and investment; within; information and culture; Health and youth and sports development.
This desire to strengthen the energy supply is reflected in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to promote, support and facilitate cooperation in general and in particular in the following areas: agriculture and agro-technology, renewable energy, environment and clean technologies, advanced manufacturing and Industry 4.0, sustainable tourism, the digital economy and innovation.
In the area of expatriate cooperation, another issue of great concern to the Spanish Government, both countries are committed to strengthen bilateral cooperation, as well as their contribution to regional diaspora dialogue, particularly in the area of migration. processo de rabato Which is chaired by Spain during 2022. Within this framework, the two countries will co-chair the High Level Meeting on Legal Migration which will take place next September.
Sánchez and Buhari recalled that Spain and Nigeria support the objectives of the Global Compact for safe, orderly and regular migration and have renewed their commitment to maritime security. gulf of guinea, where he has commented on the reduction in the number of pirate attacks. The aim is to continue working to strengthen this trend.
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