Following a one-to-one conversation between Dmitry Medvedev and President of Nigeria Umaru Yar’Adua, talks continued with participation by delegations from both sides.
Following the Russian-Nigerian talks, Dmitry Medvedev and Umaru Yar’Adua adopted a joint communique. A package of joint documents was also signed at the meeting.
In particular, agreements were made on cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear energy, as well as on encouraging and mutually protecting capital investments. A memorandum of understanding regarding cooperation in research and the peaceful use of outer space was signed.
Gazprom and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation signed constituent documents on establishing a joint venture.
Following their meeting, Dmitry Medvedev and Umaru Yar’Adua made press statements and answered questions from journalists.
Dmitry Medvedev’s official visit to Nigeria is the first visit by a Russian leader to Nigeria in the history of the two countries’ bilateral relations.