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Angela Merkel set to visit Nigeria, other West African nations on Wednesday

Angela Merkel set to visit Nigeria, other West African nations on Wednesday

- German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has planned to tour three West African countries include Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria.

- Merkel is said to first meet with Senegalese president, Macky Sall to discuss economic developments in the country and regional cooperation

- She will on Friday, August 31, hold talks with Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, will on Wednesday, August 29, tour three West African countries, paying visits to Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the German deputy government spokeswoman, Ulrike Demmer, said in a statement on Friday, August 24, in Berlin.

The statement read: “Merkel is to meet Wednesday afternoon with Senegalese President, Macky Sall, to discuss economic developments in the country and regional cooperation. In the evening she will meet with civil society representatives.

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“Then it’s onto the Ghanaian capital of Accra to meet President, Nana Akufo-Addo, on Thursday to discuss economic affairs and foreign policy. The chancellor is also to take part in a German business-organised round table that will focus on private investment linked to the G20 “Compact with Africa” initiative.

“Finally, Merkel is to head to Nigeria on Friday to meet with the President of the Economic Alliance of the Economic Community of West African State, Jean-Claude Brou. She will hold talks with Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari.”

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Merkel had on October 7, 2016 visited three African countries before hosting leaders from Chad and Nigeria for talks in Berlin, as she sought ways to stem a migrant influx to Europe.

Merkel first travelled to Mali and Nigeria before heading to Ethiopia where she was to visit the headquarters of the African Union in the capital, Addis Ababa.

Her latest talks with leaders of all three countries are to focus on migration issues and the battle against terrorism.

Meanwhile, had reported that President Buhari received French President Emmanuel Macron to the State House, Abuja on Tuesday, July 3.

President Macron is on a 2-Day official visit to Nigeria. Macron was welcomed by top government officials who stood by to shake hands with him at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

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