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Buhari depart Makkah via Abdulaziz International Airport Jeddah for Unitted Kingdom after he successfully performed the Lesser Hajj

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday departed Makkah by way of Abdulaziz International Airport Jeddah for Unitted Kingdom after he efficiently carried out the Lesser Hajj.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) studies that the President left Makkah for Jeddah at about 1.30pm (native time) whereas his presidential plane took-off for London at precisely 3.05pm.

The departure was after all of the airport protocol led by Mayor of Jeddah, Almeer bin Abdallah bin Jalawi.

NAN studies that earlier than performing the Umrah, President Buhari had attended three-day Future Investment Initiative (FII) in Riyadh from Oct. 29, to Oct. 31.

While in Riyadh, the President on Wednesday held bilateral talks with King Salman in Riyadh, throughout which each leaders dedicated to deeper partnership particularly within the areas of oil and fuel for the event of each international locations.

On Thursday, the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, paid a courtesy go to to President Buhari at his resort room at The Ritz Carlton.

At the occasion the prince known as for the institution of Nigeria-Saudi Council aimed toward selling investments and enhancing relations between each international locations.

The Council could be made up of presidency officers and enterprise leaders from each international locations and the areas of focus are: financial development and improvement, investments in oil and non-oil sectors, and safety cooperation.

“President Buhari and the Crown Prince agreed that the primary task for the Council is to determine a authorized and operational framework that can facilitate investments helpful to each international locations.

“The Council will likely be established within the subsequent two months whereas conferences will likely be held twice yearly,’’ Presidential spokesman Garba Shehu had mentioned in a press release on Thursday.

“To ensure that relations between both countries remain active, it was also agreed that leaders of both countries, at the highest level, will meet at least once every year to review the progress of the joint council and ensure closer collaboration on issues of mutual interest,” Shehu added.

President Buhari thanked the Crown Prince for the Kingdom’s curiosity in investing in Nigeria and the initiative to determine the Council which might type the muse for a stronger Nigeria-Saudi relationship.

‘‘Nigeria has a large population mainly made up of dynamic, young people and partnerships of this type will help them to be productive and prosperous,’’ he added.

Speaking on regional and worldwide points, President Buhari shared the view of the Crown Prince that with the collapse of ISIS in Iraq and Syria, the subsequent frontier for terrorism is the Sahel area.

The Nigerian chief counseled the priority by the Saudi authorities to maintain the difficulty of the safety state of affairs in Sahel area on the entrance burner.

The Nigerian chief additionally met with U.S Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin in Riyadh and so they had constructive discussions on investments in Nigeria below the brand new United States International Development Finance Corporation (USIDFC).

The U.S. company gives 60 billion {dollars} for investments in growing nations.

Speaking on the assembly held on the margins of the Future Investment Initiative (FII) discussion board, President Buhari mentioned Nigeria would leverage on the usfacility to deal with present challenges confronting the ability sector in addition to common improve of infrastructure.

The President thanked the usgovernment for supporting Nigeria’s anti-terrorism efforts.

Buhari and Mnuchin additionally mentioned areas of strengthening Nigeria’s ongoing collaboration with the U.S. on stopping terrorist financing.

Mnuchin was accompanied by Brent Macintosh, Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs and Marshall Billingslea, Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing within the U.S. Treasury Department.

The Treasury Secretary used the event to introduce Macintosh who was lately promoted Under Secretary for International Affairs by President Trump after the earlier Under Secretary David Malpass was elected President of the World Bank.

The Nigerian chief congratulated Macintosh on his elevation and requested for his continued assist to Nigeria particularly in accessing the 60 billion {dollars} infrastructure fund below the USIDFC.

NAN studies that the president was accompanied on the Saudi journey by Governors Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi, Prof. Babagana Zulum of Borno and Aminu Masari of Katsina.

NAN studies that the governors and different members of the entourage departed Jeddah for Abuja as President Buhari solely travelled with only a few of his aides to London.(NAN)

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