Nigeria’s delegation to the G77+China Summit led by Vice President Kashim Shettima has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Republic of Cuba to further enhance collaboration in the fields of innovation, science and technology between the two countries.
The signing ceremony which took place yesterday on the sidelines of the G77+China Summit at Hotel Palco La Habana, was the high point of Nigeria’s participation at the summit.
According to a statement by the media office of the vice president, the minister of innovation, science & technology, Uche G. Nnaji, signed on behalf of Nigeria.
After the signing, the minister praised President Bola Tinubu for his visionary leadership which resulted in the agreement.
He assured that Nigeria would maximise the opportunities provided by the agreement, emphasising that the implementation of the agreement would commence in earnest.
He expressed his determination to put in place the appropriate mechanism to work out the modalities for programme of action.
The vice president said Nigeria places high premium on South-South cooperation as a platform for promoting sustainable development of the global South.
The bilateral agreement would focus on R&D as well as human resource development would further deepen partnership between the two countries.
The areas of cooperation covered by the bilateral agreement include biotechnology; scientific Investigation and innovation; technological development; human resources development; specialist exchange in the area of science and technology; technologies transfer for development areas.