President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates to meet with the country’s new President, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
In the Arab nation, President Buhari will convey his condolences on the passing away of the former President and ruler of Abu Dhabi, His Highness, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Presidential spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu said that President Buhari is also expected to extend congratulations to the new President, renewing bonds of the longstanding friendship between Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates.
He had earlier reaffirmed Nigeria’s cordial relationship with the country, admitting that the cooperation between both governments has helped Nigeria in tracking down illegal assets and tracing terrorist funds.
Accompanying the President on the foreign trip are the Minister of State Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Zubairu Dada; the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy; Isa Ali Pantami; the Minister of Federal Capital Territory; Mohammed Bello, and the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika.
Others included the National Security Adviser, Major-General Mohammed Monguno retired, and the Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.
President Buhari is expected back in the country on Saturday.