Nigeria and Cote dâ€™Ivoire on Tuesday agreed to strengthen mutual cooperation in the interest of the two countries and to maintain excellent bilateral relations.
This is contained in a final communiquÃ© after Bilateral meeting between the two countries in Abidjan.
A statement issued by the Vice President Namadi Samboâ€™s Senior Special Assistant on Media, Umar Sani, in Abuja said
Sambo was in Cote dâ€™Ivoire on a two-day official visit to the republic by the invitation of the Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan.
It stated that they held meetings on a broad range of bilateral as well as topical issues on Africa and the rest of the world.
It further stated that the statesmen welcomed the spirit of solidarity and relations that governed the two countries.
â€œThey both appreciate the establishment of a joint-commission for cooperation with the holding of its first session in Abuja in August last year and affirmed their commitment to ensuring the effective implementation of the recommendations of the session.
â€œTo ensure the implementation of the recommendations of the joint commission, the two countries agreed to set up a commission in charge of implementation.”
According to the communiquÃ©, the two countries have agreed on the need for experience sharing in various areas including mining, energy, agriculture and manufacturing.
They also agreed to work in close cooperation in areas of oil exploration and procurement and the development of the Oil industry as well as the establishment of appropriate oil infrastructure.
They also agreed to promote synergies between their countriesâ€™ chambers of commerce and industry through a draft agreement that was to be finalised.
The communiquÃ© said the two countries agreed to work toward the realisation of community projects including the Abidjan-Lagos highway development project.