President Muhammadu Buhari, will on Sunday, embark on a three-day official visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) where he will join the Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan of Abu Dhabi and other participants as a special guest of honour at this year’s edition of the World Future Energy Summit.
A statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President, Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Saturday, said, 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.
According to the statement, Buhari will also lead a team of his ministers to bilateral talks with the government of the UAE, after which 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,” it said.
The ministers accompanying the president for the visit include Power, Works and Housing, Petroleum, Environment, Justice, Trade and Investment, Finance and Foreign Affairs Ministers. The National Security Adviser will also be on the president’s delegation.
President Buhari will return to Abuja on Tuesday.