The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Thursday expressed its desire to extend Nigeria’s trade relations with Turkey beyond crude oil.
The Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari, who spoke during a courtesy visit by the Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Nigeria, His Excellency Melih Uluren, at the NNPC Towers, Abuja said the Turkish national oil company has trade relations with NNPC.
The GMD promised to build on the existing trade relations with Turkish Petroleum. “We are looking forward to greater cooperation between NNPC and Turkish Petroleum such that we find business in other areas like infrastructure development that both countries will be interested in promoting to the benefit of both countries,” he said.
Speaking earlier, the Turkish envoy said his country was eager to deepen economic ties with Nigeria.
He congratulated the GMD on his appointment, while noting that his choice for the position was well thought-out as his reputation as an astute leader was well known in the diplomatic community.