Kosovo Prime Minister Craves Partnership With AKS
09 Feb 2012
The Akwa Ibom State international Airport has earned the commendation of the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo for being of the highest international standard.
The Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. Behgjey Paccony, who was speaking in a courtesy call on the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Chief Godswill Akpabio, also said that his country was desirous of a strong partnership with Akwa Ibom State in the industrial revolution of the State.
The Deputy Prime Minister who expressed satisfaction with the transformation of Akwa Ibom State by Governor Akpabio said “We are here to look around and see how we can participate in what you are doing because we appreciate all the good things you are doing for your people.”
He particularly commended the standard of the Akwa Ibom International Airport, where he landed before visiting other completed projects in the state, saying it was beautiful and well-equipped.
He expressed Kosovo’s desire to take advantage of the abundant resources of Akwa Ibom State and build a rewarding partnership between Kosovo and the State.
The Akwa Ibom State Governor Chief Godswill Akpabio who welcomed the Deputy Prime Minister to Uyo, said the State has so much potentials, but with little in terms of industries.
The Governor said, “Akwa Ibom State Government is looking forward to major investors to come to the state and I hope they will be interested in partnering in the development of the second phase of the Ibom International Airport which has Maintenance Repair and Overhaul facilities”.
Chief Akpabio hinted that the State Government has opened up discussions with Air France for partnership in the development of the Ibom Airport.
The Governor further told the Deputy Prime Minister that already the State Government has applied for Free Trade Processing Zone license noting that the Nigeria Ports Authority has agreed to partner in the development of the Deep Sea Port at Ibaka in Mbo Local Government area of the state which has prospects for a refinery, fertilizer plant and a fabrication yard.