LAGOS, – Marian Parjol, Romanian ambassador to Nigeria, has pledged his country’s readiness to assist Nigeria in the area of military training, reported the News Agency of Nigeria.
Parjol made the pledge on Thursday in Abuja when he visited Nigeria’s Minister of Defense Shetimah Mustapha in his office.
The envoy said the government of his country is very interested in training Nigerian military personnel and stressed the need for both countries to revive their bilateral and military cooperation agreements.
He noted that the last time the two countries met to review their bilateral cooperation was in 2006, adding that the time was now auspicious to restart discussions on military cooperation.
He later presented a document on the bilateral cooperation to the minister for necessary appraisal.
Nigeria’s Minister of Defense Shetimah Mustapha said that Nigeria was eager to sign the new bilateral agreement for the mutual benefit of the two countries.
Mustapha recalled that Romania had always been Nigeria’s key partner, especially in the purchase of military equipment, and stressed the need for both countries to explore other areas of military cooperation.
“There should be emphasis on military technology and training, so that we don’t have to rely on outside assistance for what we can easily do for our self,” he added.