Nigeria, Italy to finalise agreement on military, defence cooperation

Nigeria and Italy working towards finalising a draft technical agreement on military and defence cooperation and operations, Nigeria’s Defence Minister Mansur Dan-Ali has said.Speaking during a meeting with Italy’s Minister of Defence, Madam Roberta Pinnoti in Rome on Monday, Dan-Ali said that the agreement was expected to facilitate exchange of data and experiences on technical matters affecting preparation and conduct of combined naval operations on counter-piracy awareness and oil platforms protection.
A report by the Nigeria Television Authority on Wednesday said that the other things the agreement would facilitate, included holding of combined counter-piracy exercises and other maritime security activities in international waters and territorial waters of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
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