By Chesa Chesa
The Embassy of Nigeria to the Kingdom of Belgium, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and European Union (EU) on Monday signed a cooperation agreement with A-Law International Law Firm, in Brussels, Belgium.
The agreement and successful execution of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Nigeria and A-Law International Law Firm and was signed by the Head of the Nigerian Diplomatic Representation, His Excellency, Mr. Obinna Chiedu Onowu, for the Embassy and A-Law’s Managing Partner, Ms. Patricia Leers, for the law firm.
The agreement serves as the primary basis for the relationship between the Embassy and the law firm, and contemplates, among others, on leveraging and exchanging information and network in the areas of trade and investment, maritime and logistics, agriculture, manufacturing, healthcare and other relevant sectors of interest in Nigeria.
A statement issued after the signing ceremony in Brussels, explained that the deal would facilitate the development and operation of a framework for physical and virtual trainings, internships and exchange programs in Belgium to experienced and trainee judges and lawyers from Nigeria.
“The in-house multidisciplinary team of Belgian and foreign lawyers as well as nichepractice in the logistics and transportation area of law may bring across further opportunities for cross-border cooperation models.
“All parties are optimistic that the MOU would increasingly highlight the economic potentials of Africa’s largest market (Nigeria), drive foreign direct investment and accrue mutual benefits to all parties and countries involved”, the statement added.