TVC E, POLITICS - President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Qatar from Saudi Arabia for talks on strengthening economic ties between Nigeria and that country.
The President, who has been in Saudi Arabia since Monday to meet with King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud is concluding his week-long visit to the Gulf states.
The President left for Doha, the Qatari capital, from Jeddah International Airport, at about 3 pm local time.
Tai Amodu, TVCNews correspondent in Qatar, reports that before his departure, Mr. Buhari was received at the King Abdulaziz International Airport by a delegation of Saudi officials led by the Governor of Jeddah, Mishaal Bin Majed Bin Abdulaziz.
Others at the airport to bid farewell to the president included the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II; Emir of Maradun in Zamfara, Garba Tambari, Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiola, and the Otaru of Auchi, Haliru Momoh....
TVC E. President Muhammadu Buhari, who had spent the short holiday in London, for medical check up and a deserved rest returned to Nigeria yesterday Wednesday evening.
Keeping to his words, he should be back to Abuja by now.
He is expected to be in Nigeria for the next two weeks, but will resume his foreign tour on February 24, if everything goes as planned, with a three-nation state visit to Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
TVC NEWS : The United States Secretary of State John Kerry met with the Saudi King Slaman bin Abdulaziz, the Salman's farm, yesterday Saturday (January 23), on the outskirts of Saudi Arabia.
Kerry was later joined by U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Joseph Westphal and met with the, king's son, Saudi Deputy crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Kerry met earlier in Riyadh with representatives of the six nations of the GCC, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and the United Arab Emirates. He is due to hold talks with Riad Hijab, chair of the Syrian opposition's High Negotiations Committee, which was formed in Riyadh last month.
The Syria peace talks are planned to begin on Jan. 25 in Geneva, but there is uncertainty around the date, partly because of a dispute over who will be part of the opposition delegation.
John Kerry said major countries would convene after the first round of negotiations.
Tunisian relations have witnessed remarkable development at all levels following the revolution, as Qatar was the largest supporter of Tunisia during its transitional period on the political and economic fronts.
A statement by the Arab Investment & Export Credit Guarantee Corporation (Dhaman) pointed out that the Arab country that has invested the most in Tunisia during the first ten months of 2015 is Qatar, reports London-based Alhayat.
The statement showed that Qatar ranked second on the list of foreign countries and the first in the Arab world, with investments of roughly $45.5 million and accounted for 13 per cent of the overall foreign direct investment (FDI).
Qatari investments in Tunisia are in sectors as diverse as tourism, real estate and telecommunications, as well as a diagonal integration tourism project in the city of Tozeur in Tunisia, in addition to Qatar contribution in the construction of 30,000 housing units....