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The Nigeria-Lithuania Trade Forum and Industrial Tour initiative was borne out of the Russia Energy Week. The new date for the event will be communicated by Moses T. Owharo, Chairman of ABVIG, who is collaborating with Mr. Vygandas Blandis, Chairman of Imlitex Holdings, UAB. IMLITEX HOLDINGS is the most diversified commodity and raw material distribution group in Eastern Europe, with trade relations in 70 countries worldwide, and our activities are grouped into nine business segments based on different products, including Imlitex Agro, Biofuel, Energy, Food, Industry, Package, Plastics, Services, and Textile. Our main trade markets are in Europe. Visit for more information.

The Russia Energy Week was attended by government ministers from Russia, including Denis Manturov, Minister of Industry and Trade, and a delegation from Nigeria, including the Minister of State for Petroleum and several other government officials.


The aim and purpose of this initiative is to promote trade between Africa and Lithuania, establish trade relationships, and encourage Africa's export and import, especially with Nigeria.


The participants of the forum and trade mission include importers, exporters, government policymakers and regulators, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Trade, Industries, and Investment, commissioners of trade, investment agencies, and companies interested in African opportunities, import and export agencies, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Chambers of Commerce, Association of Agricultural Producers and Processors, SMEs, local governments, CEOs of oil and gas companies, mineral exploration, and mining agencies and companies from Europe.

Expected Outcome:

The promoters, ABVIG and Imlitex Holdings, expect that several export and import trade deals will be signed, along with government-to-government agencies' memorandums of understanding on trade/bilateral relations, and the possible appointment of an Honorary Trade Ambassador. SMEs will be able to find matching trade partners by the end of the forum in Lithuania.

Venue: Kempinski Vilnius, Kauras, Lithuania Theme: Establishing and promoting Nigeria-Lithuania strategic trade and private sector partnership. Date: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a new date will be announced.

Delegation: The following officials of the government of Lithuania will be attending the Nigeria-Lithuania Trade Forum:

  • Minister of Foreign Affairs – Linas Antanas Linkevitius

  • Vice-Minister of Economy and Innovation – Marius Skuodis

  • Minister of Agriculture – Andrius Palionis

  • Enterprise Lithuania, Managing Director – Daina Klepone

  • Invest Lithuania, Managing Director – Mantas Katinas

  • Kaunas IN, Director – Tadas Stankevieius

  • Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists, Vice-President – Vidmantas Janulevieius.

  • Lithuanian Business Confederation, General Manager – Andrius Nikitinas

NOTICE: Interested Trade Exhibitors and Business Executives may contact us via the following details: Email contact: cc: Phone contact: Nigeria: +2348106013153 Ghana: +233244284042

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