India’s Vice-President, Hamid Ansari, has said his country was exploring new areas of cooperation with Nigeria, according to a news report on NTA.
At a reception held for him at the Indian High Commission in Abuja on Monday night, Ansari reiterated that India was Nigeria’s biggest trade partner as both countries shared similarities in different areas of development.
“I don’t have to educate you on the current levels of our relationship; we are Nigeria’s biggest trading partner.
“Nigeria is a major supplier of energy to us, but above all there is a convergence of interest on global matters which is extremely important.
“Both of us play an important role on the world stage in decisions that have been made; we contribute the maintenance of peace in different parts of the world.’’