COP28 Summit: Tinubu meets King Charles in Dubai

President Bola Tinubu yesterday, met King Charles III of England in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), venue of the COP28 Climate Summit.

Both leaders had arrived at the city to participate in the Conference where leaders from over 198 countries are expected to participate.

Tinubu announced the meeting on his X (formerly Twitter) account, describing the British monarch as a passionate climate advocate.

He stated, “The meeting was a significant step in strengthening the partnership between Nigeria and the United Kingdom, and I am optimistic about the positive impact our joint efforts will have on our planet’s future as we look forward to setting an equitable global standard for environmental stewardship at COP28”.

Yesterday’s meeting became President Tinubu’s first engagement since he arrived in Dubai in the early hours of the day.

Presenting the 2024 budget proposal to a joint session of the National Assembly, the President revealed that he has directed relevant government agencies to diligently work towards securing substantial funding commitments that will bolster Nigeria’s energy transition.

He said Nigeria must seize this opportunity to attract international partnerships and investments that align with her national goals.

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