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    Sierra Leone is to exchange iron ore, rice and knitted fabric for Nigerian crude oil and coal under a bilateral agreement reached in Lagos.

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    Sierra Leone is to exchange iron ore, rice and knitted fabric for Nigerian crude oil and coal under a bilateral agreement reached in Lagos. The goods are part of a draft economic agreement discussed by Nigerian Government leaders during a week long Sierra Leone Ministerial delegation visit led by Vice President and Prime Minister S.I. Koroma.

    Mr. Koroma who met Nigerian leader, General Yakubu Gowon on Friday (9 February), sad the draft agreement to be ratified by both governments had nothing to do with his country's membership of the proposed West African Economic Community.

    The Sierra Leone leader said the agreement showed his country's earnest desire for effective co-operation with Nigeria. He stressed that African countries should seek economic emancipation through inter-state trade.

    SYNOPSIS: At Dodan Barracks in Lagos, a Sierra Leone ministerial delegation met Nigeria's Head of State, General Gowon on Friday. The General greeted Sierra Leone's Vice-President and Prime Minister Mr Koroma who headed the 14-man delegation. The officials were making a week-long visit to Nigeria to strengthen existing relations between the two countries. During their visit the Sierra Leons delegates also visited Nigeria's East Central and Kano districts.

    During discussions with General Gowon and other Nigerian Government officials, the Sierra Leone Ministers drew up a draft economic trade agreement. The agreement provides that Sierra Leone exchange iran ore, rice and knitted fabric for Nigerian crude oil and coal. Mr Koroma said the agreement showed his country's earnest desire for effective co-operation with Nigeria. He stressed that other African countries should seek economic emancipation through inter-state trade.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABZN90EGJL38U3YSUGUBPJLJRL
    Media URN:
    VLVABZN90EGJL38U3YSUGUBPJLJRL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/02/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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