President Buhari off to Abu Dhabi for a two-day visit
President Muhammadu Buhari will travel to Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), for a two-day visit.
While in Abu Dhabi, the President will meet with His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the new President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), to express his condolences on the death of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the former president and Ruler of Abu Dhabi.
The President “will also extend his congratulations to the new President, renewing bonds of the longstanding friendship between Nigeria and the UAE,” according to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu.
“In an earlier congratulatory message to the new UAE leader, President Buhari reaffirmed Nigeria’s cordial relationship with the country, noting that the two governments’ cooperation has aided Nigeria in tracking down illegal assets and tracing terrorist funds.”
President Buhari “looks forward to a bigger and stronger partnership for peace, stability, and prosperity for both countries” under the new leadership.
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President Buhari will be accompanied by Amb. Zubairu Dada, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs; Prof. Isa Ali Pantami, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy; Mohammed Bello, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory; and Senator Hadi Sirika, Minister of Aviation.
Maj. Gen. Mohammed Monguno (Rtd), the National Security Adviser, and Ambassador Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, are also part of his delegation.
On Saturday, the President is expected to return to the country.