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Nigeria, Bahamas Pledge Visa Waiver Agreement



Nigeria and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas are committed to signing a visa waiver agreement for Diplomatic and Official Passport holders of both countries, News About Nigeria reports.

The Prime Minister of the Bahamas, Philip Davis, made the commitment when Ambassador Benaoyagha Okoyen, the High Commissioner of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas paid him a courtesy visit.

A statement from the Nigerian Embassy in Havava on Wednesday stated that Okoyen paid Davis a courtesy visit, in the presence of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Bahamas, Mr Fred Mitchel, at Nassau on Monday.

Okoyen is Nigeria’s Ambassador to Cuba with concurrent accreditation to the Bahamas, the Republic of Nicaragua, and Honduras.

According to the statement, the purpose of the proposed agreement between Nigeria and the Bahamas is to facilitate the entry of citizens of the Governments of both countries who are holders of valid diplomatic and official passports, into their respective countries.

“When this agreement is signed, it will protect the interests of both countries and strengthen the relations between the two countries.”

Okoyan attended the “50th Anniversary of Relations with the Independent Bahamas” celebrations in the “22-27 October 2023 and Beyond” section of The Bahamas’ 2023 Diplomacy Week.

Also participated in a discussion on “Discussions on the Future and the New Generation with university students and other representatives from the Bahamas, China, Indonesia, the United States”

While in Nassau, Okoyan also received a call from the Governor-General of the Bahamas, Ms. Cynthia Pratt, who addressed the high commissioner as she was leaving the Bahamas.