President Of The United Nations General Assembly To Visit Nigeria

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President of the United Nations General Assembly, Ms. María Espinosa will arrive in Nigeria on Monday on the invitation of the Nigerian Government to strengthen bilateral relations between Nigeria and the United Nations.


The spokesperson, United Nations Information Centre, Oluseyi Soremekun made this known on Sunday in a statement made available to newsmen in Lagos.


NAN reports that while in Nigeria, Espinosa will discuss the priorities of the UN General Assembly as related to women and youth empowerment, raise awareness and encourage understanding of the importance of multilateralism and the UN.


The statement further hinted that other issues to be discussed included; raising further international awareness on the Lake Chad Basin and efforts of Nigeria to promote sustainable development, peace and security in the region among others.


“While in Nigeria, the President of the UN General Assembly will have bilateral meetings with President Muhammadu Buhari, and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.


“She will also engage with students and youths on the theme: Responding to Global Challenges in a Fast-Changing World: The Case for Strengthening Multilateralism.


“Espinosa will also discuss with a women audience on the theme: `The Role of Women in the Promotion of Multilateralism.


“She is scheduled to also meet with the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Aisha Abubakar,’’ Soremekun added.


Vigil360 gathered that Espinosa will be received at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja, by a representative of the Nigerian Government and Mr. Edward Kallon, United Nations Resident Coordinator in Nigeria.


This will be the second official visit of Espinosa, President of the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly to the African region since taking over the presidency.