In a demonstration of diplomatic solidarity and regional cooperation, President Bola Tinubu is set to join other heads of state and government on Thursday in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, to commemorate the nation’s 50th Independence Anniversary and Armed Forces Day.
This significant diplomatic engagement follows President Tinubu’s week-long visit to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where he actively participated in the Saudi-Africa summit held on November 10, further showcasing Nigeria’s role in fostering partnerships with global counterparts.
A statement released on Wednesday by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, confirmed President Tinubu’s impending arrival in Bissau for the momentous ceremony. The event will be hosted by President Umaro Sissoco Embalo of Guinea-Bissau.
Guinea-Bissau marked its 50th Independence Anniversary on September 24, 2023, a historic milestone for the nation. However, the government decided to schedule comprehensive celebratory events on November 16, 2023, aligning with President Tinubu’s visit and showcasing the importance of this occasion.
The Nigerian President’s visit to Guinea-Bissau is expected to strengthen diplomatic ties between the two nations while fostering cooperation in various sectors, including trade, security, and cultural exchanges. President Tinubu is scheduled to return to Nigeria on the same day, capping off what promises to be a memorable and productive visit to the West African nation.
As Guinea-Bissau celebrates its 50th Independence Anniversary and Armed Forces Day, the presence of President Bola Tinubu serves as a testament to the enduring spirit of unity and cooperation among African nations as they commemorate their historical achievements and look toward a brighter future.