South Korea and Egypt seek to strengthen ties with the Nigerian Armed Forces

The Ministry of Defence is set to partner with the Korean government in the production of military equipment for the Nigerian Armed Forces.

Minister of Defence Major General Bashir Salihi Magashi (Rtd) stated this when the Korean Ambassador to Nigeria Major General Lee En Tae (Rtd) paid him a courtesy visit in his office at the ship house, Abuja.

According to him, the Ministry is planning to bring a Korean Manufacturing company to base in Nigeria and partner with the Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria for the production of military equipments for the Armed Forces of Nigeria once the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between the two countries.

He further appreciated the contribution of South Korean to Nigeria in Military training and technology.

On his part, the Korean Ambassador Major General Lee En Tae (Rtd) said South Korea is ready to work closely with the Ministry of Defence in Exchanging of ideas and Technical training for the Nigerian Military.

In related development, the Ambassador of Egypt to Nigeria Assem Hanafi Elsieti also reiterated the commitment of Egypt to partner with Nigeria in the areas of information sharing and Military training.

He also encouraged Nigeria to increase the number of its military officers for courses at the Egyptian Defence War College.

Responding, the Minister of Defence commended Egypt for her continued partnership with Nigeria, adding that Nigeria has a lot to tap from the country especially in their university structure and health care system, where Nigerian officers have gained a lot of experience.

Highlights of the visit include the presentation of souvenirs and taking of photograph