President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Monday met with Bola Ahmed Tinubu, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, who was on a working visit.
The meeting between the two leaders took place at Qasr Al Shati in Abu Dhabi.
Sheikh Mohamed extended his congratulations to Tinubu on assuming the presidency earlier this year, and wished him every success in leading Nigeria and its people. He then expressed his hope that the two leaders will work together to reinforce ties between the UAE and Nigeria for the benefit of both countries.
Both presidents explored opportunities for further bilateral collaboration in areas that serve their countries’ sustainable economic growth, including the economic, development, energy, and climate action fields.
The meeting also discussed the upcoming COP28 climate conference set to take place in the UAE later this year, with both parties stressing the vital importance of encouraging and enabling international cooperation to tackle global issues, including climate change.
The UAE president underscored his country’s ongoing commitment to fostering ties with states that share the same aspirations for stability, sustainable growth, and development & prosperity for their people. He further emphasised the particular importance the UAE attaches to its relationship with Nigeria, within the framework of its strategic vision for relations with the African continent.
The Nigerian president expressed his pleasure to be visiting the UAE and affirmed his country’s keenness to further enhance bilateral cooperation to support sustainable development and progress in both countries.