President Tinubu to Embark on Official Visit to Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Focus on Business, Global Collaboration


In a move aimed at fostering international relations and exploring business opportunities, President Bola Tinubu is set to depart from Abuja on Tuesday, April 23, for an official visit to the Kingdom of the Netherlands. This visit comes as a result of an invitation extended by the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte.

According to Chief Ajuri Ngelale, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, President Tinubu’s agenda in the Netherlands includes engaging in high-level discussions with Prime Minister Rutte, along with separate meetings with His Royal Majesty, King Willem-Alexander, and Queen Maxima.

The Queen, noted for her role as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), adds a significant dimension to the discussions, particularly in the realm of finance and development.

During his time in the Netherlands, President Tinubu will also participate in the Nigerian-Dutch Business and Investment Forum, focusing on collaboration opportunities in agriculture and water management for sustainable farming practices. Moreover, discussions with Dutch officials will delve into their expertise in port management operations.

Following his engagements in the Netherlands, President Tinubu’s itinerary includes attending a special World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, scheduled for April 28-29. The WEF meeting, themed around Global Collaboration, Growth, and Energy for Development, will see over 1,000 leaders from various sectors converge to discuss global economic and developmental strategies.

Accompanying President Tinubu are selected ministers and senior government officials, highlighting the significance of these diplomatic and business-focused engagements on Nigeria’s international relations and economic development agenda.

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