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Buhari In Qatar, Supports State Of Palestine

Posted: Feb 29, 2016 at 2:57 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)
President Muhammadu Buhari, during a meeting on Sunday with Tamim Bin Hammad Al-Thani, Emir of Qatar, said he backed a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine debacle.
According to Mr. Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, president Buhari told his host in Doha: “I want to assure you that we will stand side by side with you, until our brothers and sisters in Palestine achieve their desired objectives.
“Our support for various Security Council resolutions restoring and respecting 1967 boundaries with Jerusalem as capital of Palestine is firm and unshaken.”
The President’s position on the Israeli-Palestine conflict is in tandem with most countries of the world including the European Union, and Qatar is believed to be one of the major backers of Palestine including backing Hamas which governs Gaza.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday in Doha emphasised the need for member states of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, and non-OPEC members to cooperate and find a common ground to stabilise crude oil prices.
“The President used the occasion of his address to the Emir to commend the existing cordial bilateral relations between both countries and invited prospective Qatari investors to take advantage of the abundant opportunities in Nigeria and invest in the key areas of energy, agriculture, real estate development, banking and finance.
“President Buhari also weighed in on the situation in the Middle East, commending the role Qatar is playing in resolving the present Syrian crisis, the Palestinian cause and efforts in reconstructing Gaza.
“’The conflicts in Yemen and Syria with their attendant humanitarian crisis need genuine international effort to solve. Nigeria, as a peace-loving country, identifies with the State of Qatar in all her peace efforts in the world to end terrorist activities,” Adesina said in a statement.
The statement added that President Buhari told his host: “I wish to reiterate that Nigeria rejects violence and extremism in all their ramifications, and assure Your Highness that we are with the State of Qatar in your efforts to fight terrorism and injustice in your region and in the world at large.”