The United Arab Emirates (UAE) National Defence College Course 10 delegates have visited the headquarters of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) in Abuja.
The visit was described as part of their course requirements for participants in the area of arts, culture, tourism and music.
In his speech, the head of the delegation Col. Mobarak Mohammed Hassan Al Zaabi disclosed that the visit was part of the curriculum of the college, which provides an opportunity for the course participants to undertake a tour of various countries of the world, share cultural ideas, and build strong diplomatic ties.
“The aim of this visit is to conduct research into areas between Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates as well as efforts and impacts of the Nigerian government on regional and international stability through briefs and interactive sessions,” he said.
He said that his team is delighted to visit Nigeria to learn how the country has been able to co-exist despite its multi-cultural differences, which has aided human capital, and economic development in the West African sub-region.
He promised to use the outcome of their visit as a bedrock for cultural collaboration between both countries.
In his response, the Director General, the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe who is also the President of the World Craft Council (WCC) African Region expressed pleasure over their visit, which he described as a way to exchange culture and strengthen collaboration between the two countries.
“This will open vistas of cultural exchange and collaboration between Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates,” he said.
The Director General described it as a step rightfully taken and stated the need for the military to undertake studies on the Arts, Culture and Tourism sectors of other countries using their Strength, Weakness, Opportunities and Threats analysis.
Runsewe maintained that the idea will provide a good platform for cultural diplomacy and tolerance around the world.
He reiterated the need for harmony among various countries of the world.
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