SHARJAH, 6th October, 2016 (WAM) — His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, on Thursday received President of Niger Mahamadou Issoufou, who is currently on a visit to the UAE.

Present were His Highnesses Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, and Sheikh Abdullah bin Salem bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Deputy Chairman of the Executive Council.

The Ruler of Sharjah and the President of Niger discussed a number of issues relating to developments in the world and exchanged views on them.

President Issoufou praised the cultural and educational progress witnessed in the emirate.

H.H. Sheikh Sultan accompanied the president on a tour of the facilities of Sharjah University City including Sharjah University, the American University of Sharjah, and Al Qasimia University.

The Sharjah Ruler delivered a speech before the students of Al Qasimia University, in which he welcomed President Issoufou and praised Niger’s path towards becoming a tolerant Islam nation that rejects extremism and deviant thoughts.

The universities in Sharjah are open for students of Niger as well as those from other countries, he added.

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