Spain improves bilateral relationship with Nigeria

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Mr Marcelino Ansorena, Ambassador of Spain to Nigeria, has said that his country would prioritise investment in Nigeria to strengthen the ties between them.

Ansorena said this in an interview with newsmen on the sidelines of the Spanish contemporary dance concert entitled “Alguien vendrá a buscarnos” held on Friday night in Abuja.

The concert organised by the Embassy of Spain in Nigeria is a yearly initiative that seeks to promote Spanish and Nigerian cultures.

“Nigeria and Spain have many things in common; also we have security threats in common, for us the security and stability of Nigeria is very important.

“We have important investments; we are the second-largest partner with very important commercial ties because we both have a lot of oil and gas.

“So, we think that Nigeria’s stability is very important for Spain. We believe in the future of Nigeria.

“Last year, we participated in the film festival which held in Abuja, we will continue to present Spanish films in Nigeria.

“We are interested in Nollywood; Nollywood is our priority, we will continue to support it,” Ansorena said.

He commended the relationship between both countries which starte since Nigeria’s independence in 1960.

“I wish Nigeria the best as she celebrates Independence Day on October 1,” said the diplomat.

He noted that bilateral relations between Nigeria and Spain is built on peace and security, economic development and culture, saying more will be done to strengthen the ties.

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