President Bola Tinubu has departed Nigeria for New York in the United States to attend the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) expected to be held between September 18 and 26, 2023. He is expected to arrive in the city in few hours.
The theme for this year’s meeting is, “Rebuilding Trust and Reigniting Global Solidarity: Accelerating Action on the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals towards Peace, Prosperity, Progress and Sustainability for All”.
This is Tinubu’s first UNGA meeting since he was sworn in as president in May.
According to a statement by presidential spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, the President is expected to hold bilateral meetings with various world leaders, including us President Joe Biden, and EU Commission President Von Der Leyen on the sidelines of the summit.
The President is also expected to meet with the global president of Microsoft Brad Smith as well as the Head of Global Affairs for Meta Technologies Nick Clegg.
He is also expected to deliver his inaugural national statement on the floor of the UN headquarters on September 19.
On Wednesday, September 19, the President will address American business leaders at the US Chamber of Commerce and conduct the NASDAQ closing ceremony.