Posted on July 15, 2022 | 4:00 am
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News/Sputnik – July 15, 2022) Nigeria’s Ambassador to Russia, Abdullahi Shehu, said on Thursday that Nigeria and other African countries are happy with their relations with Russia and look forward to deepening the cooperation in the fields of economy and culture.
On Thursday, the Museum of Modern Art in Moscow hosted an exhibition titled “How I Imagine Nigeria”, which was held with the support of Russian oil company Lukoil and the Nigerian Embassy in Moscow.
“The spirit of our partners in this exhibition is the spirit of promoting cooperation between the Russian Federation and African countries. This project allows us to show Russia and the world the richness of African culture and in particular what we have in Nigeria… We have to do this because we know that when we rely on the international media, what do you hear about Africa most of the time – that’s the coverage of crimes and very sad events.
In some cases, people will think: well, there is no food to eat in Africa. As you can see, Africans of well-being are here, Africans are happy and we are also happy with our relations with the Russian Federation,” the ambassador told reporters during the opening of the exhibition. .
Shehu thanked Lukoil for supporting “the initiative to promote our culture.” The company is an important partner in the development of Nigerian energy sources, he said, adding that Lukoil “is involved in downstream gas and oil exploration in Nigeria” and “is working on one gas projects” in the city of Lagos. .