Photos Emerge as Buhari Meets WTO DG, Okonjo-Iweala in New York

Photos Emerge as Buhari Meets WTO DG, Okonjo-Iweala in New York

  • Nigeria's President Buhari has met with Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, ahead of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly
  • The director-general of the World Trade Organization posed with Buhari in some photos that have gone viral on social media
  • Buhari is expected to address the assembly on Friday, September 24, and hold bilateral meetings with a number of other leaders

New York - President Muhammadu Buhari met with Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director General of the World Trade Organization in New York, United States of America.

The photos were shared by Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity on his official Facebook page on Tuesday, September 20.

President Buhari meets Okonjo-Iweala
President Buhari at a meeting with the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr Okonjo-Iweala. Photo credit: Femi Adesina
Source: Facebook

According to him, the meeting between the duo took place on Monday, September 20, as the Nigerian leader is in US for the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA76).

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Details of their discussions were, however, not disclosed. The minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, who accompanied President Buhari was also present at the meeting.

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Source: Legit.ng

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