The Federal Government has expressed hope that the bilateral relations between Nigeria and the government of Germany, would boost sustainable economic development between the two countries.
This was disclosed on Thursday, by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Budget and National Planning, Mr Nebeolisa Anako, when he received the German Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development, Ms Svenja Schulze, in the ministry.
Mr Anako stated that the visit was an opportunity to discuss more economic prospects, between the two countries.
“This visit is an opportunity to discuss and exchange views on future bilateral cooperation and provide the forum for a coordinated approach to enhance economic cooperation between our two countries.
“I am delighted to note that the priority areas in which the German government is currently supporting Nigeria are well aligned with our National Development Plan (NDP 2021-2025),’’ Anako said.
The Secretary however listed some of the priority areas, such as sustainable economic development, training and employment, transformation of agric-food systems, climate and energy, peace building and conflict prevention.
He further added that the NDP contained policy actions designed to unlock potentials in all sectors of the Nigerian economy, for sustainable, holistic and inclusive national development.
“The NDP also serves as a guide to all our development partners,’’ he stressed.
Speaking during her visit to the Ministry, Schulze applauded the Nigerian government for its role in sustaining bilateral relations with Germany and pledged her country’s continuous support for Nigeria in all possible areas.