Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, is expected to attend the Sixth Assembly of the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies opening tomorrow in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates.
The vice president who will depart Abuja on Sunday will be speaking on the theme; “The Role of Religions in Promoting Tolerance: From Possibility to Necessity.”
A statement by his Spokesman, Laolu Akande, said Osinbajo’s speech is scheduled as the forum’s keynote address.
The statement reads “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 are expected to deliberate on bilateral relations and how 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.:
The statement quoted the UAE government as saying that, “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.”