On Thursday, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, President Bola Tinubu met with His Majesty, King Charles III, on the margins of the COP28 Climate Summit.
The President expressed in a post on X (previously Twitter) that his conversation with the 75-year-old monarch was productive.
The President stated, “His Majesty, King Charles III of England, also the Head of the Commonwealth and an ardent climate advocate, and I had a productive encounter.”
“The meeting marked a notable advancement in fortifying the alliance between Nigeria and the United Kingdom. I am optimistic regarding the constructive influence our combined endeavors will exert on the future of our planet, as we eagerly anticipate establishing a fair and universally recognized benchmark for environmental stewardship during COP28.”
Nigeria, previously a colony of Great Britain, achieved its independence on October 1, 1960, under the tenure of Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away at 96 in September 2022.
In May 2023, after the queen’s demise, King Charles III and his wife, Camilla, were sworn in as monarchs.