The Colombian Government has expressed its desire to strengthen diplomatic ties with Nigeria.
Colombia’s pioneer Honorary Consul in Nigeria Mrs. Maricel Romero stated this during the weekend when she presented her Letters of Commission as the new Honorary Consul of Colombia to Nigeria to the Minster of Foreign, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama.
The Consul said this is an important juncture aimed at developing Colombia’s diplomatic presence in Nigeria, saying the consulate plans to work with citizens, government and business stakeholders of the two countries, as well as promote economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation.
” The opening of the Honorary Consulate of Colombia in Nigeria is a long-standing need, which reflects the mutual interest of the parties in expanding collaboration between the two countries, as well as opening up new opportunities for more effective use of the potential of the Colombian community in Nigeria.
” it is the hope of the Government of Colombia to strengthen ties with Nigeria who share a lot of similarities from the type of food grown to cultural values with Colombia and to enhance ties of goodwill and co-operation with Colombia,” she said.
She used the opportunity to express her love for Nigeria and her zeal to begin working on this synergy.
She also expressed her gratitude on behalf of her country for the hand of friendship that has been extended and the invaluable support shown by Nigeria.
Speaking, Onyeama expressed hope for continued co-operation and for stronger bilateral relationship between Nigeria and Colombia especially in the area of branding as a country.