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UN General Assembly President, Maria Garces, Is In Nigeria

UN President, Maria Garces, is in Nigeria.

Funsho Akinwale

The President of the United Nations General Assembly, María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, on Monday, arrived Nigeria.

The UN Diplomat who is on a working visit to the country, on her arrival, was received by officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Nations office in Abuja.

The UNGA President is expected to have a bilateral meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa today

She will also meet with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ahead of a joint press conference today

According to the Foreign Affairs Ministry, the key issues to be discussed during the meeting include, Nigeria’s transition to the 74th Presidency of the General Assembly; upcoming high-level meetings; strengthening multilateralism to respond to global challenges; Nigeria’s role in regional peace and security; and Nigeria’s regional initiatives to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

The UN diplomat is also expected to present a paper with the theme “Responding to Global Challenges in a fast-changing World: the Case for Strengthening Multilateralism” at the University of Abuja.

Before her departure on Wednesday, Garces will hold an interactive session with women at the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development.