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Russia, UAE partner NNPC for oil, gas devt

Russia, UAE partner NNPC for oil, gas devt

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A new window to harness the Nigerian oil and gas assets opened on Tuesday with the Russian Federation and the United Arab Emirates expressing their readiness to deepen the existing partnership with the Nigerian

National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in the upstream, midstream, downstream and services sectors.
Speaking after a working visit to the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, the Russian Federation Ambassador to Nigeria, Alexey Shebarshin, said the proposed synergy was to ensure harvest of mutual alliance between Russia and Nigeria.

He said: “With deep thanks and appreciation of further cooperation between the Russia Oil and Gas Companies and NNPC that will bring positive results of our joint cooperation,” Ambassador Shebarshin affirmed.

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The Russian Federation Ambassador to Nigeria stated that the two countries have had a long history and would continue to expand their business interests as part of efforts to improve the standard of living of citizens.

Speaking in a similar vein during his courtesy call to Baru, the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Obaid Mohammed Aitaffag, said his country would continue to partner with the NNPC in the development of the downstream and services sector of the petroleum sector.

“I hope that our discussion brings closer ties between UAE and Nigeria in the areas of Oil and Gas,” Aitaffag stated.

Recall that the Russian Federation, as an oil producing nation, joined other countries that make up the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in the landmark declaration of cooperation to stabilize global supply of oil to the international market.

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