President Buhari Travels To Portugal For State Visit

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President Muhammadu Buhari travelled to Portugal on Tuesday on a state visit at the invitation of President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, where President Buhari will be conferred with Portugal’s National Honour and decorated with the ‘Great Collar of the Order of Prince Henry’.

President Buhari will also participate in the United Nations (UN) Ocean Conference scheduled to end on July 1, 2022, and aimed at accelerating the adoption of science-based solutions to issues facing oceans and the global marine ecosystem.

This was disclosed on Tuesday in a statement titled ‘President Buhari To Pay a Visit To Portugal; Participate in UN Ocean Conference’ and signed by Presidential Spokesman, Garba Shehu.

According to the statement, “The two presidents are expected to chair an enlarged bilateral meeting and witness the signing of some agreements bordering on issues of mutual concern.

“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”.

The President was accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Adeniyi Adebayo; Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare and Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami.

Others are National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno (Rtd.); Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Abubakar and Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

The President is expected to return to Abuja on Saturday, July 2, 2022.