US to deepen economic, cultural ties with Nigeria


buhari obamaThe US Charge d’ Affaires in Nigeria, Mrs Maria Brewer, on Thursday expressed her country’s determination to sustain deepening of economic and cultural ties with Nigeria.

Brewer stated this in her remarks at the opening of Domino’s Pizza and Cold Stone Creamery, two ventures between American concerns and Eat N’ Go, in Abuja.

She said that Nigeria’s economy, its entrepreneurial spirit and tremendous development potentials had led to great opportunities for US and Nigerian businesses.

According to her, entrepreneurship creates new jobs and new businesses, new ways to deliver basic services and new ways of seeing the world.

She said that opening of the two businesses by Americans offered a perfect example of how Nigerian entrepreneurs could work with international partners to bring the best products and services to the country.

Brewer said that locating the eateries in Abuja would not only bring a taste of America to the city, but would deepen economic and cultural ties between both countries.

She said it would also provide jobs for Nigerians, expand opportunities for Nigerian suppliers, and give Abuja residents and visitors a high quality food and service experience.

“This opening is the kind of opportunity we would like to see in Nigeria, repeated many times over. Successful partnerships bring about the best in commercial relationship between Nigerians and Americans.

“It will also send a signal to others that Nigeria’s growing market for American products and service is a good place to be.

“We think that there are great potentials for more of business partnership between the US and Nigeria, and we all hope to see them in the near future,” she said.

The envoy stated that Domino’s Pizza and Cold Stone story epitomised how best to address the challenge that foreign partners can encounter in Nigeria, while creating a positive business climate that is open for trade and investment.

She said that as good food brought people together, establishment of Domino’s Pizza and Cold Stone Creamery had allowed different countries and different nationalities to share two common things



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