Mallam Mele Kyari, the Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), expressed the desire of the corporation to strengthen ties with Turkey.
The GMD expressed this during the visit by the Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Nigeria, His Excellency Melih Uluren, at the NNPC Towers. He also revealed that the corporation would extend Nigeria’s trade relations with Turkey beyond crude oil.
“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.
The ambassador 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.