Nigeria's Head of State Lieutenant-General Olusegun Obasanjo has just completed a three-day official visit to Poland, during which he and Polish Government officials discussed closer economic co-operation between the two countries.
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SV INT: Lieutenant-General Obasanjo and Polish leader Gierek engaged in talks, seated on sofa.
SV: News cameramen.
SV FROM: Officials seated, PAN ACROSS TO Obasanjo and Gierek.
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Poland currently sells goods worth about 40-million U.S. Dollars a year to Nigeria, but up to now, it has not imported any goods directly from the West African state. The new set of agreements signed between the two countries also called for further co-operation in the scientific, technological and cultural fields. General Obasanjo's visit followed a state visit to Nigeria last October by Polish President Jablonski.
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Background: Nigeria's Head of State Lieutenant-General Olusegun Obasanjo has just completed a three-day official visit to Poland, during which he and Polish Government officials discussed closer economic co-operation between the two countries. On completion of the visit, Nigerian and Polish ministers signed three economic accords, including an agreement in principle that the African state should supply oil to Poland, to boost supplies which come in form the Soviet Union.
SYNOPSIS: To-level talks between Lieutenant-General Obasanjo and Polish leaders took place in the capital Warsaw. The visiting Nigerian Head of State first met with the Polish President Henryk Jablonski, and then had further meetings with Communist leader Edward Gierek. It was this meeting which led to the signing of co-operation agreements between the two countries, shortly before the Nigerian delegation returned to Lagos.
Newsmen reporting on the Nigerian visit to Poland said the agreements signed concerned Polish interests in non-ferrous metals and hardwoods from ???ria, in addition to oil supplies. ??? at one time imported about ???cent of her oil from the Soviet Union??? but Soviet supplies have not been able to keep up with the demand, and the country has been scouring the world market for other sources of oil.