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The presidents of the UAE and Nigeria discuss enhancing cooperation between the two countries

Abu Dhabi (UNA/WAM) Today, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, received - at the Beach Palace in Abu Dhabi - Bola Ahmed Tinubu, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, who is on a working visit to the country.

Sheikh Mohammed welcomed the Nigerian President to the UAE and renewed his congratulations on assuming the presidency, wishing him success in his national duties. He expressed his aspiration to work together to push the relations of the two countries to broader horizons of cooperation to achieve their mutual interests.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed cooperation paths between the two countries and opportunities for their development in various fields, especially economic, sustainable development, energy, joint climate action, and other aspects that are consistent with efforts to achieve development in the two countries.

The meeting also touched on a number of regional and international issues and developments of common interest and exchanged views on them.

The meeting discussed the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28), which the UAE will host at the end of this year. In this context, the two sides stressed the importance of strengthening international cooperation in order to find effective and sustainable solutions to common global challenges, most notably accelerating climate action, sustainable development and prosperity. economic development to build a better future for all humanity.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan affirmed the UAE’s continuous endeavor to expand the base of its relations with all friendly countries, which are based on the principles of mutual respect and joint cooperation that serve the aspirations of peoples for development and progress and to build a better future for future generations dominated by stability and prosperity.

He stressed the great importance that the UAE attaches to its relations with Nigeria within the framework of its strategic vision for the relationship with the African continent.

For his part, the President of Nigeria expressed his happiness at visiting the UAE, stressing his country's keenness to develop joint cooperation with the UAE in various fields to support sustainable development efforts and progress in the two countries.

At the conclusion of the meeting, the two sides also stressed the importance of building on the distinguished relations that bring the two countries together to enhance various aspects of cooperation between them in light of the promising capabilities and opportunities that the relations between the two countries have at the trade and investment levels and other sectors that are of interest to the two countries and serve their mutual interests.

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