Dmitry Konyaev, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Uralchem JSC, Sergey Katyrin, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, and Professor Abdullahi Y. Shehu, Nigeria’s Ambassador to Russia, attended the session.
Elected in May 2021 as the new chairman of the Russia-Nigeria Business Council, Konyaev told the attendees that Uralchem intends to open an office in Nigeria. Also, Nigeria plans to build a plant and launch its own production at a local site. Konyaev believes that such intentions are due to the great potential of the Nigerian market for the supply of mineral fertilizers: “Nigeria is the largest market in Africa. Local agriculture must meet the ever-growing demand for food, for which it has to use modern fertilizers and advanced technologies. For Uralchem and Uralkali, Nigeria is a strategic market. Today we are preparing to implement a joint project for the production of fertilizers with a Nigerian partner.”
In addition to developing bilateral relations in the field of economics and business, Konyaev highlighted the importance of sharing experience in such areas as science and agriculture. One of the tools for developing cooperation can be education and practical training for students from Nigeria in Russian agricultural universities.
In turn, Ambassador Abdullahi Y. Shehu noted the maintaining of stability between the two countries. The diplomat showcased Uralchem as a positive example of mutually beneficial and active cooperation and invited other Russian companies to actively participate in the development of relations not only through the export of their goods but also through their production in Nigeria.
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