PHOTO: Osinbajo Travels To UAE For Peace Forum

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Updated December 9, 2019
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo with UAE’s Minister of State, Ahmed Al Sayegh, at the Abu Dhabi International Airport ahead of his keynote address at UAE Peace Forum. Photos: Tolani Alli.



The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has travelled to the United Arab Emirates for the Sixth Assembly of the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies.

Professor Osinbajo departed Abuja on Sunday and was welcomed at the Abu Dhabi International Airport by UAE’s Minister of State, Ahmed Al Sayegh.

He is expected to deliver a keynote address entitled “The Role of Religions in Promoting Tolerance: From Possibility to Necessity” at the forum.

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Also, the Vice President would meet with the Crown Prince of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Sheik Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nayan, at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi.

According to a statement from Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, both leaders would discuss bilateral issues on how to continue to expand diplomatic and economic relationships between Nigeria and the UAE.

The Assembly of the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies is an annual event organised by the government of the United Arab Emirates.

“The Sixth Assembly will build upon the discussions and outputs of previous assemblies, as well as appreciation of the UAE’s decision to proclaim 2019 as the year of ‘tolerance’.

“The Sixth Assembly envisages an opportunity to initiate a civilised dialogue on the formulation of a new concept of tolerance, one that is humane and generous, and to transform a perspective that makes tolerance a religious imperative,” the UAE government was quoted as saying.

The Vice President is expected back in Nigeria later on Monday.

See photos of the visit below: