Buhari To Leave On Official Visit To UAE On Sunday
President Muhammadu Buhari is set to leave on a three-day official visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday.
According to a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President, Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Saturday, during the course of his visit Buhari will meet with the Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon,
The president will also meet with Crown Prince Mohammed bin
Zayed al-Nahyan of Abu Dhabi and will attend this year’s edition of the World Future Energy Summit as a special guest of honour.
The statement also said that the summit, which is now in its ninth year of existence, has developed into one of the world’s most influential events dedicated to advancing future energy, energy efficiency and clean technologies.
It said that in a move signalling Nigeria’s re-engagement with the Middle-East region, Buhari would also lead a team of his ministers to bilateral talks with the government of the UAE.
According to the statement, after the talks, a number of agreements between both countries on economic, trade and bilateral relations are expected to be signed.
“From the visit, Nigeria also expects to get more support from the UAE for its war against terrorism and the recovery of Nigeria’s stolen funds.”
The president will be accompanied by the ministers of Power, Works and Housing, Petroleum, Environment, Justice, Trade and Investment, Finance and Foreign Affairs, as well as the National Security Adviser.
Buhari will also meet with Nigerian professionals living in the UAE before returning to Abuja on Tuesday, the statement added.