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Tinubu to hold bilateral talks with Biden, others at UNGA

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

The President, who will leave Abuja on Sunday for the United Nations General Assembly in New York, will also meet with his Brazilian counterpart, Lula Silva, and other world leaders.

This was revealed today by Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President, during a press conference at the Presidential Villa Abuja ahead of the president’s departure to New York.

Ngelale stated that President Tinubu will meet with significant Executives and leaders of multinational enterprises from all sectors of the economy, including the President of Microsoft Company Worldwide, Brad Smith, to enhance the country’s digital transformation.

Tinubu is also scheduled to meet with Meta Technologies’ President of Global Affairs, Sir Nick Clegg, to discuss how to leverage new advancements such as artificial intelligence and other applications to change the way business is done in Nigeria.

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

Furthermore, the Presidential Spokesman stated that President Tinubu will participate in the Africa Global Business Initiative, adding that the President is focused on attracting foreign direct investment, more jobs, and new tax revenues to Nigeria.

He further noted that the President wishes to ensure that indigenous Nigerian firms have fair and equitable access to foreign and international markets.

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