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Published On: Fri, Nov 1st, 2019

Buhari in Makkah for Umrah

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday evening arrived Mecca, Saudi Arabia, at the end of the three-day Future Investment Initiative held in Riyadh.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports the President was received by His Royal Highness Prince Bader bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, the Deputy-Governor of Mecca Region and other government officials at the King Abdulaziz International Airport, Jeddah, at about 7.05p.m (local time).
While in Mecca, President Buhari, alongside some members of his entourage, will perform the Lesser Hajj and also observe the Friday prayers at the Grand Mosque in Mecca.
Before leaving Riyadh today, President Muhammadu Buhari had met behind closed doors with Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz.
The President had also on Wednesday met with King Salman bin Abdulaziz where the two leaders expressed their determination for deeper partnership, especially in the areas of oil and gas for the development of both countries.
Buhari also met with U.S Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin in Riyadh on Wednesday where they had positive discussions on investments in Nigeria under the new United States International Development Finance Corporation, which provides 60 billion dollars for investments in developing nations.
NAN reports that all the meetings were held on the sidelines of the the Future Investment Initiative Summit, which ended on Thursday in Riyadh.
Buhari will on Saturday November 2, proceed to the United Kingdom on a private visit, and is expected to return to Nigeria on November 17.(NAN)

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