The Prime Minister of the Bahamas, Philip Davis, said that Nigeria and the Bahamas visa waiver agreement will boost the friendly relationship between the two countries.
Davis said this when Ambassador Benaoyagha Okoyen, the High Commissioner of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas paid him a courtesy visit.
He explained that the proposed agreement between Nigeria and The Bahamas is to facilitate the entry of citizens of both countries who are holders of valid diplomatic and official passports, into their respective countries.
“The agreement once concluded would further protect the interest of both countries and strengthen their friendly relations,” the statement said.
Nigeria and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas are committed to signing a visa waiver agreement for Diplomatic and Official Passport holders of both countries, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.
A statement from the Nigerian Embassy in Havana on Wednesday stated that Mr Okoyen paid Mr Davis a courtesy visit at Nassau on Monday. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Bahamas, Fred Mitchel, joined Mr Davis to receive Mr Okoyen.
Okoyen who is Nigeria’s Ambassador to Cuba with concurrent accreditation to the Bahamas, the Republic of Nicaragua and Honduras, attended the various sessions of the Bahamas 2023 Diplomatic Week that celebrated “50 years of Foreign Relations and beyond in an independent Bahamas” between 22 and 27 October 2023.
He also participated in a hybrid High-Level Panel Discussion on “Diplomacy and the Next Generation” along with other representatives of the Bahamas, China, Indonesia, USA, and participating students from various schools in the country.