Tinubu To Hold Bilateral Meetings With Biden, Others At UNGA

The President will be advancing his economic development diplomatic drive to aggressively attract foreign direct investment into the country.


President Bola Tinubu (L) with President Joe Biden (R) on the sidelines of the G20 in New Delhi, India on Sunday, September 10, 2023

 

President Bola Tinubu is expected to hold bilateral talks as well as some business meetings with the US President, Joe Biden at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

The President, who will depart Abuja to attend the UNGA in New Yew on Sunday will also hold talks with his Brazilian counterpart, Lula Silva among other world leaders.

This was disclosed on Friday by the Special Adviser to the President, Ajuri Ngelale, while briefing journalists at the Presidential Villa Abuja ahead of the president’s departure to New York.

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Ngelale explained that that President Tinubu will meet with major Chief Executives and leaders of multinational firms cutting across multiple sectors of the economy including the President of Microsoft company worldwide, Brad Smith to deepen digital transformation in the country.

Tinubu is also expected to meet with the President of Global Affairs for Meta Technologies, Sir Nick Clegg, for a conversation on how to leverage new innovations, such as artificial intelligence and certain other applications to impact the way business is done in Nigeria.

He will meet with the global CEO of General Electric, the global CEO of Exxon Mobil Oil and Gas Company among others.

According to Ngelale, the President will be advancing his economic development diplomatic drive to aggressively attract foreign direct investment into the country.

Speaking further, the Presidential spokesman stated that President Tinubu will be participating in the Africa Global Business Initiative, adding that the President is focusing on attracting foreign direct investment, more jobs and new tax revenues into Nigeria.

He also said the President also wants to ensure that homegrown Nigerian companies have fair and equal access to foreign and international markets.