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Country Profile: 'Nigeria National Day' Nigeria-Indonesia Relations

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Mon, September 29 2008   /  10:51 am

Relations between the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Republic of Indonesia date back to 1965, when Indonesia opened its resident Diplomatic Mission in Lagos and Nigeria reciprocated in 1976 by opening her Mission in Jakarta, the first ever Sub-Saharan Africa country to do so. Over the years, Nigeria-Indonesia bilateral relations could be described as warm, friendly and cordial based on mutual respect and understanding. Both countries share common views and interest at various international fora. There have also been an exchange of visits at the highest level, by former President Abdurrahman Wahid who visited Nigeria in 2001 and former President Obasanjo who visited thrice in 2001, 2005 and 2006. The two countries signed the Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement in 2001, which included the establishment of the Joint Commission that the two sides are now work...