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President Buhari Arrives In Iran Ahead Of GECF Summit

November 22, 2015

On Sunday, President Muhammadu Buhari arrived in Iran to participate in the Gas Exporting Countries Forum, (GECF) summit on Monday, according to Premium Times.  


The Deputy President of Iran, Shariat Madri, received President Buhari at the Mehrabad International Airport.

The President was accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu and the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno.  

During his two-day visit President Buhari is expected to speak with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.  He will also speak with the Nigerian diaspora in Iran, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Topics covered during the 2015 GEFC summit will include the current gas market as well as methods to increase gas production.  Russia, Iran, Qatar, Algeria, Bolivia, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Libya, Nigeria, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, and the United Arab Emirates are all member nations of the GEFC.  The Netherlands, Oman, Peru, and Norway are observer members.