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Nigeria negotiates direct flights with Trinidad
Sep 12th, 2003 at 2:57pm
Article: Nigeria negotiates direct flights with Trinidad
Date: Thursday, September 11, 2003
Source: - Jamaica Observer News / AP


PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) -- Nigerian and Trinidadian officials
were discussing the possibility of direct flights between the two
countries in an effort to boost trade, officials said yesterday.

The negotiations, which started Tuesday in the capital, Port-of-
Spain, come as Trinidad pushes to increase flights and trade between
countries in Africa and South and Central America, said Sonia Francis-
Yearwood of the public works ministry.

Trinidad-based BWIA airline, [ ] which is partly owned by
the government, recently announced plans for new flights to Cuba,
Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic.

The economies of both Nigeria and Trinidad rely heavily on oil and
gas. Nigeria is Africa's largest oil producer, while the industry
accounts for about a quarter of Trinidad's gross domestic product.

Imoru Kubor, director of Nigeria's air transport management, was
leading the eight-member Nigerian delegation in discussions with
transport minister, Franklyn Khan and other Trinidadian officials.

The Nigerians were scheduled to leave today, Francis-Yearwood said.[-End]

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