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Buhari Leaves Abuja For UAE To Attend World Future Energy Summit


President Muhammadu Buhari will Sunday, January 17, 2016 embark on a three-day official visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

During the visit, President Buhari 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.

In a statement issued Saturday by Mr. President’s SSA on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, the Summit which is the 9th since its inception, has developed into one of the world’s most influential events dedicated to advancing future energy, energy efficiency and clean technologies.
In a move suggesting Nigeria’s re-engagement with the Middle-East region, President Buhari according to the statement, will also lead a team of his Ministers to bilateral talks with the government of the UAE.

After the talks, a number of agreements between both countries on economic, trade and bilateral relations are expected to be signed.

Nigeria from the visit is also expected to get more support from the UAE for its war against terrorism and the recovery of Nigeria’s stolen funds.
Apart from the Summitt, President Buhari is also scheduled to meet with leading UAE businessmen who are interested in Nigeria with a view to encouraging greater investment inflows to critical sectors such as power supply, oil, gas and agriculture.

He is expected to 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.

The President is expected back to Abuja Tuesday, January 19.

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