One of the economic benefits of country lies in the strong ties and business relationship it has with other countries.
Practically, as regards the viability of an economy, Prime Minister, Mr Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuvin Rivlin, are set to visit Nigeria as their visit portrays economic boost between Nigeria and Israel.
The federal government has invited Netanyahu to attend Nigeria’s Democracy Day celebration on June 12, 2019, ahead of the planned visit.
Even as Nigerians expect the visit of Netanyahu, it has been recorded in history that the last time an Israeli Prime Minister visited Nigeria was 61 years ago, in 1958.
The country’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Shimon Ben-Shosan revealed details of the Israeli prime minister’s proposed visit in Abuja yesterday.
As regards fostering economic relationship between both countries, Ben-Shosan said he would want the visit to be reciprocal, urging President Muhammadu Buhari to visit his country in return because the visit by the two leaders would be “historic.” The envoy spoke at the presidential villa, Abuja, when he presented his Letters of Credence to Buhari.
The ambassador did not say whether Netanyahu would honour the invitation, but he spoke of the enduring bilateral relations between Nigeria and Israel. Ben-Shosan said: ‘‘Next year will be 60 years of diplomatic relations between Nigeria and Israel, and the last time a prime minister of Israel visited Nigeria was in 1958.
‘‘My dream is to bring my prime minister and president to visit Nigeria and for President Buhari to visit Israel. That will be historic for us,” he said.