ACCI, Bulgarian Embassy Foster Economic Ties in Global Marketplace Event

The Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), in collaboration with the Bulgarian Embassy, convened a highly successful marketplace event aimed at the development of economic ties between Nigeria and Bulgaria.

At the virtual ACCI Global Marketplace, Nigeria and Bulgaria Trade Facilitation focusing on the Iron and Steel Sector hosted by the President of ACCI, Chief Emeka Obegolu, SAN, PhD earlier today, the President in his welcoming remarks, expressed gratitude to His Excellency Mr Yanko Yordanov, the Bulgarian Ambassador to Nigeria for the continuous support and cooperation extended to the business community in the Federal Capital Territory.

Chief Obegolu, SAN, PhD emphasized the importance of such collaborative efforts in exploring business opportunities and enhancing bilateral trade relations.

His Excellency, Mr Yanko graced the occasion with his presence, symbolizing the strong and enduring partnership between the two nations and highlighting the immense potential for collaboration between Bulgaria and Nigeria, particularly in the steel sector and other commodities.

He stressed the favourable regulatory framework and market access opportunities that Bulgaria offers to Nigerian businesses, especially in accessing the European Union market through strategic partnerships.

In his insightful presentation, the representative of the Bulgarian Intercom Group Limited, Mr Kalin Antonov, outlined Intercom’s diverse portfolio, ranging from pipe production to galvanized steel and rebar processing.

He emphasized the company’s commitment to quality and competitiveness, noting its extensive presence in the European market while he also indicated interest in accessing the Nigerian Iron and Steel market.

Also, representatives from Nigerian businesses engaged in interactive sessions, expressing keen interest in potential collaborations and seeking further clarification on various aspects of Intercom’s operations.

Discussions revolved around areas of partnership, exchange programs, and the possibility of joint ventures to maximize mutual benefits.
Responding to inquiries, Mr Antonov assured the audience of Intercom’s status as a private entity and its readiness to explore avenues for collaboration with Nigerian partners.

He welcomed requests for company profiles and affirmed the company’s willingness to facilitate visits for interested parties to gain firsthand insights into its operations.

The Director General of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), Mr. Agabaidu Chukwuemeka Jideani, who served as the moderator of the event, expressed his appreciation for the initiative of the
President of ACCI, Chief Obegolu, SAN, PhD, to foster connections between the business community in Nigeria and other countries.

He also extended acknowledgement to all participants of this inaugural edition.

The event concluded with a sense of optimism and enthusiasm, as both Nigerian and Bulgarian stakeholders expressed their commitment to deepening economic cooperation and exploring new avenues for mutually beneficial partnerships. Participants exchanged contact details for further engagement and follow-up discussions.
In summary, the ACCI-Bulgarian Embassy marketplace event served as a platform for meaningful dialogue, networking, and exploration of business opportunities, laying the foundation for strengthened economic ties between Nigeria and Bulgaria.

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