UK Embassy, UBA collaborate on trade flows




The British high Commission and United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc are collaborating to promote trade between Nigeria and the United Kingdom.



A business breakfast meeting for chief executives of top British companies in Nigeria and UBA with delegates from the UK Trade & Investment, is billed for the residence of the British High Commissioner in Lagos on November 10.



The meeting is to give participants the opportunity to share ideas on the economy as well as proffer solutions to challenges of the trade between Nigeria and United Kingdom.



Peter Stephenson, the director, UK Trade & Investment Nigeria, said the meeting, to be hosted by Bob Dewar, the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, would be attended by Tony Elumelu, the group managing director of UBA Plc, along with the executives of the bank and delegates from the UK Trade & Investment as well as representatives of top British companies in Nigeria.



According to Mr. Stephenson, the initiative, which is the first in a series of planned collaborations between the department and UBA in Africa, is aimed at growing the volume of trade between the UK and Nigeria beyond the 1.3 million pounds in 2008 as well as help maintain close links with the UK as one of the hubs of international commerce.


(Source: NEXT)

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