REGIONS DEPARTMENT

Regions Department coordinates the activities of European Affairs, Middle East and Gulf, and American and Caribbean Affairs Divisions.

European Affairs Division

The European Affairs Division coordinates Nigeria’s bilateral relations with the following: The United Kingdom, Iceland, The Netherlands, Belgium, Greece, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Turkey, Malta, Switzerland, Austria, Slovakia, Ireland, Portugal, The Vatican City, Luxemburg, Ukraine, Georgia, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Moldova, Principality of Andorra, the European Union, Russia, Belarus and Kosovo. Others are Czech Republic, Montenegro, Kazakhstan, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Poland, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia, Cyprus, Turkmenistan, Mongolia, Macedonia, Andorra, Azerbaijan,  Uzbekistan, Armenia and Tajikistan.

Middle East and Gulf Division

The Middle East and Gulf Division (MEGD) is saddled with the responsibilities of coordinating bilateral cooperation between Nigeria and countries in the Middle East and the Persian Gulf States:

  • State of Israel
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • State of Kuwait
  • State of Palestine
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • State of Qatar
  • Lebanese Republic
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • Republic of Iraq
  • State of Bahrain
  • Sultanate of Oman

American and Caribbean Affairs Division (ACAD)

The American and Caribbean Affairs Division covers Nigeria’s bilateral relations with all the countries on the continents of North and South America as well as the countries in the Caribbean region.  They include Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba and Commonwealth of Dominica.  Others are Dominica Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, United States of America, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Asian and Pacific Division