Abuja (Sundiata Post) – Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday departed for the city of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
A statement on Sunday in Abuja by his media aide, Laolu Akande, said the Vice-President will today deliver the keynote address at the Sixth Assembly of the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies in Abu Dhabi.
He will speak on the topic: The Role of Religions in Promoting Tolerance: From Possibility to Necessity.
Also today, Osinbajo will, at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi, meet with Sheik Mohammed Al Nayan, the Crown Prince of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
Both leaders will discuss bilateral issues on how to continue to expand diplomatic and economic relationships between Nigeria and the UAE.
The Assembly of the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies is an annual event organized by the government of the UAE.
“The Sixth Assembly will build upon the discussions and outputs of previous assemblies, as well as appreciation of the UAE’s decision to proclaim 2019 as the year of ‘tolerance’.
“The Sixth Assembly envisages an opportunity to initiate a civilised dialogue on the formulation of a new concept of tolerance; one that is humane and generous, and to transform a perspective that makes tolerance a religious imperative,” the UAE government said.
Osinbajo is expected back in Nigeria on December 9.
Culled from The Nation