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UN General Assembly President visits Nigeria

President of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly will arrive Nigeria on Monday 6th May, 2019 on official visit.

This is contained in a statement issued by the acting spokesman of  ministry of foreign affairs Friday Akpan which the statement  indicates that President of the United Nations General Assembly, María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés  and her delegation will be received on arrival by Senior Officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Nations Office in Abuja.

The statement further states that during the visit, she would be received in audience by the Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Tuesday 7 May, 2019 at 10.00am.

Key issues to be discussed during the meeting include Nigeria’s transition to the 74th Presidency of the General Assembly; Up-coming High Level Meetings; Strengthening Multilateralism to respond to global challenges; Nigeria’s role in Regional Peace and Security; and Nigeria’s Regional Initiatives to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

The meeting will be followed by a Joint Press Conference at 11.00am.

The statement also explains that thereafter, Her Excellency, María Fernanda is expected to have bilateral meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa.

Other engagements of the President of the United Nations General Assembly while in Nigeria include: visit to the University of Abuja, where she would present a paper with the theme “Responding to Global Challenges in a fast-changing World: the Case for Strengthening Multilateralism”; and Interactive Session with Women at the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development with the theme “The Role of Women in the Promotion of Multilateralism”.

the President of the United Nations General Assembly is expected to depart Abuja on Wednesday 8, May 2019.



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