Visa ban: Tinubu, UAE authorities to meet in Abu Dhabi - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Sunday, September 10, 2023

Visa ban: Tinubu, UAE authorities to meet in Abu Dhabi

PRESIDENT Bola Tinubu is expected to meet with the leadership of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) during a technical stopover in Abu Dhabi, UAE, after the President’s departure from New Delhi, India.

The meeting will serve as a follow-up discussion to address specific, salient issues within the bilateral relationship after conversations held during a recent visit by the UAE Ambassador to the President at the State House in Abuja.

Nigeria and the UAE have recently had a long history of restriction of flights between both countries based on certain unresolved issues surrounding the Bilateral Air Services Agreement, BASA. Visa restrictions later surfaced as diplomatic fireworks continue between Nigeria and the UAE, which is a top destination for Nigerian migrants and tourists.

A statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, stated that President Tinubu is expected to address lingering bilateral issues while maximizing the opportunity of the stopover to equally advance his investment promotion objectives with high-level authorities in the public and private sectors of the United Arab Emirates.

The statement said, "Following a successful investment drive on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit, active participation in the G-20 Summit, and a productive stopover in the UAE, the President is expected to return to Abuja immediately following the bilateral engagement."

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