Buhari Departs For Iran On Sunday To Attend Gas Exporting Countries’ Forum


President Muhammadu Buhari will leave for Tehran, Iran on Sunday, to participate in the 3rd Gas Exporting Countries’ Forum (GECF) opening on Monday.

A statement issued by the Presidential spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Friday said that Buhari and other GECF leaders were expected to review the current market outlook on gas and discuss strategies for boosting gas production.

Nigeria and other GECF members currently account for 42 percent of global gas production, 70 percent of global gas reserves, 40 percent of pipeline transmission of gas and 65 percent of the global trade in Liquefied Natural Gas.

The statement added that President Buhari will also hold bilateral talks with other participating Heads of State and Government on the sidelines of the summit and meet with Nigerians resident in Iran.

Buhari will be accompanied to Iran by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama; Power, Works & Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola; Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr Ibe Kachikwu and the National Security Adviser, Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd.).


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