From Jonas Ike, Abuja
The Ukrainian Ambassador to Nigeria Mr Valerii Akesandrik on Friday said that trust and cooperation still marks the relationship between Nigeria and Ukraine despite uncomplimentary media reports to the contrary.
The envoy stated this when he paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Education Malam Adamu Adamu in in his office in Abuja.
He said that both countries still enjoy fruitful relationship over the years and this is mostly in the area of education.
According to the diplomat, most Nigerians living in Ukraine have enjoyed unfettered access to education as many universities in the country had graduated medical doctors and other professionals in other fields.
He added that Nigeria is in need of an educated workforce and the Ukrainian authorities are willing to support our country to achieve this noble objective.
In his remarks, the Minister who was represented by the Permanent Secretary Arc Sunny Echono said that Nigerians in Ukraine had taken advantage of the subsisting cordail relationship to improve on their education and other skills.
He added that the visit by the top diplomat and his team would help to expand the opportunities for mutual cooperation in all fields and endeavours in both countries.