Osinbajo speaks at UAE peace forum, meets Crown Prince

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo delivers a 70th-anniversary lecture of the Lagos Country Club
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday departed Abuja for the City of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates to speak on “The Role of Religions in Promoting Tolerance: From Possibility to Necessity.”

The topic of the Vice President’s speech is the theme of the Sixth Assembly of the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies opening tomorrow in Abu Dhabi.

Prof. Osinbajo’s speech is scheduled as the forum’s keynote address.

Also, tomorrow, at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi, the Vice President will meet with Sheik Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nayan, the Crown Prince of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates 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 United Arab Emirates.

According to the UAE government, “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 civilized 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 Vice President is expected back later on Monday, 9th December, 2019.

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