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Sokoto to deepen economic, cultural ties with S'Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait

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Sokoto is deepening economic and cultural ties with Arab and Middle East

countries in order to tap from shared values and ensure rapid development

of its people, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has said.

Speaking after a dinner organized in his honour by the Embassy of Kuwait in

Abuja Sunday night, Tambuwal said Sokoto shares historical and cultural

ties with many Middle East nations and will move to consolidate such ties

for future prosperity.
According to him, the dinner, which had in attendance envoys from Kuwait,

Saudi Arabia and Qatar, has provided avenue for officials to explore areas

of cooperation in addition to concretising earlier ones signed by their

governments.
“This gathering provided us with an opportunity to discuss areas of

interest with envoys from the three countries of Kuwait,Saudi Arabia and

Qatar. Specifically, we discussed issues pertaining to improving healthcare

delivery in Sokoto, educational advancement of our people, improvement of

agriculture using modern techniques and deepening cultural ties.

“We made it clear that we are serious and at the same open to new ideas. We

hope to take the discussions further and ensure the benefits of the

interactions have started yielding results as soon as possible,” the

Governor was quoted as saying through a statement issued by his spokesman,

Malam Imam Imam, in Sokoto Monday.
Tambuwal added that Sokoto will continue to explore areas of cooperation

with all countries willing to partner with it for the development of the

state.
“By saying we are open for business, we are inviting all persons and groups

willing, both local and international, to come and explore the potential in

our state. We have areas of competitive advantage. We are peaceful and have

enough landmass to support agriculture and mining,” he added.

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