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UN Ocean conference: Buhari leaves for Portugal

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President Muhammadu Buhari is set to leave Nigeria on a State Visit to Portugal at the invitation of the country’s President.

 

The President will hold official talks with his Portuguese counterpart, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa on Tuesday, June 28.

 

Buhari will be conferred with the country’s National Honour and decorated with the ‘Great Collar of the Order of Prince Henry.’

 

According to the presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, ”President Buhari will also visit the Portuguese Parliament.”

 

He stated that Buhari will “hold discussions with its president, Dr Augusto Santo Silva, as well as the Prime Minister of Portugal, Antonio Costa.”

 

Read statement below…

President Buhari will also visit the Portuguese Parliament and hold discussions with its president, Dr Augusto Santo Silva, as well as the Prime Minister of Portugal, Antonio Costa.

In the course of the visit, the President is scheduled to address a Forum of Nigerian and Portuguese businessmen and hold separate meetings with select Portuguese Chief Executive Officers and prospective investors to Nigeria.

President Buhari will also participate in the United Nations Ocean Conference, which began in Lisbon on Monday, June 27, and runs till July 1.

The Conference, co-hosted by the Governments of Kenya and Portugal and supported by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), aims to accelerate the adoption of science-based innovative solutions to challenges facing oceans and the global marine ecosystem.

 

The Nigerian leader is also expected to engage members of the Nigerian community in Portugal on matters affecting them and developments at home.




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