On 19 January 2016, HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces welcomed Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria (Wam) who was visiting the UAE to attend the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, held a meeting to discuss bilateral relations and attended a signing ceremony of a number of agreements between the two countries.
The two parties discussed ways of enhancing bilateral relation and cooperation between the UAE and Nigeria in various sectors, focusing on economic sectors, investment and trade and development. During their meeting with Sheikh Mohamed the Nigerien President expressed satisfaction over the progressing relations between the two countries and noted that he was delighted to visit the UAE and welcomed the expansion of Nigeria’s relations with the UAE.
At the signing ceremony, his Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed and President Buhari signed a number of agreements between the UAE and Nigeria including an agreement on the avoidance of double taxation and prevention of fiscal evasion. This agreement was signed by the UAE Minister of State for Financial Affairs, Obain bin Humaid Al Tayer and Nigerian Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun.
An agreement on mutual legal assistance in criminal affairs, an agreement on mutual legal assistance in civic and trade issues, an agreement on extradition of fugitive criminals and an agreement on the transfer of convicts was also signed by the UAE Minister of Justice, Sultan bin Saeed Al Badi and his Nigerian counterpart Abubakar Malami.
(Source: Emirates247.com 19 January 2016)