Europe

Nigeria and Poland seek to develop economic, military ties

The foreign minister of Nigeria is in Poland in an effort to develop economic, military and security ties with the fast-growing economy in central Europe.

Geoffrey Onyeama, on his first visit to Poland, said he was "extremely impressed" by the economic development he has seen in Poland, a country that threw off communist rule 28 years ago.

He said Nigeria, an oil exporter badly hit by a fall in oil prices, is eager to diversify its "mono-economy" and is seeking out Poland as a new partner.

At a news conference in Warsaw he said security, military equipment and training, agriculture, manufacturing and energy were areas of possible cooperation, but he gave no specific details for any agreements under consideration.