- President Muhammadu Buhari held a meeting with Dutch prime minister, Mark Rutte, on Tuesday, November 26
- The meeting between President Buhari and Rutte was basically on business deals for both nation
- It is expected that the meeting will be concluded with a press conference given by Buhari and Rutte
Mark Rutte, the prime minister of Netherlands, paid a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja for a crucial meeting.
Rutte was on Tuesday, November 26, received at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja by Geoffrey Onyeama, Nigeria's minister of foreign affairs.
The meeting which is said to be majorly about business and economic deals for both nations will be concluded by a press conference by President Buhari and Rutte.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Buhari had noted that African values which promote respect for the elderly were being eroded because of the influence of western cultures.
Speaking at a conference on the rights of older people hosted by ECOWAS parliament in collaboration with human and people’s rights on Monday, November 25, the president urged the parliament to create policies that will support the elderly in the society.
Buhari’s speech, which was presented by George Akume, stated that African traditions that bestow honour and respect on the elderly were worsening because of Western civilization.
He said it was the duty of Africans leaders to hold onto the traditions that bring glory and honour to the elderly.
“We need to wake up to the challenges of older persons in the region. We also need to collaborate and join efforts with other nations both local and international to fight for the rights of older persons globally,” the president said.
He stated that the care for the elderly is deeply rooted in the cultures and traditions of Africans and this fact should not be forgotten.
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