Buhari to depart Abuja for AU summit in Ethiopia

Buhari to depart Abuja for AU summit in Ethiopia

- President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to travel to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia to attend the thirty-third (33rd) ordinary session of heads of state and government of the African Union (AU)

- Buhari’s scheduled trip was disclosed by Garba Shehu, his senior special assistant in a statement on Thursday, evening, February 6

- The statement from the presidency notes that Buhari will be joining leaders from the 55-member countries of the African Union to participate in the summit

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Friday, February 7, travel to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia to attend the thirty-third (33rd) ordinary session of heads of state and government of the African Union (AU).

Buhari’s scheduled trip was disclosed by Garba Shehu, his senior special assistant in a statement on Thursday, evening, February 6.

Buhari to depart Abuja for AU summit in Ethiopia

During his trip, Buhari will participate in the high level meeting of the peace and security council on the situation in the Sahel and Libya
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The statement from the presidency noted that Buhari will be joining leaders from the 55-member countries of the African Union to participate in the Summit.

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“The President will attend the 29th Forum of Heads of State and Government of Participating States of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) and the 27th Session of New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee (AUDA-NEPAD)”, the statement read.

President Buhari will also participate in the High-Level meeting of the peace and security council on the situation in the Sahel and Libya, and high-level ad-hoc committee on South Sudan.

The president is expected to deliver a keynote address at a high-level side event on “Stop the War on Children: Dividend of Silencing the Guns.”

The presidency stated that the event is co-sponsored by the Nigerian governments, Uganda and Norway, and Save the Children International.

“President Buhari and the Nigerian delegation will also participate in other High-Level Side Events in furtherance of Nigeria’s national, regional and international goals, priorities and aspirations namely, peace and security, countering terrorism and violent extremism, economic development, asset recovery and fight against corruption.”

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The president will also hold bilateral meetings with several world leaders on the margins of the summit.

At the end of the AU summit on February 10, Buhari will embark on a state visit to Ethiopia on February 11, at the invitation of the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Dr Abiy Ahmed.

The president will interact with the Nigerian Community in Ethiopia before returning to Abuja.

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that he will fulfill the promise he made during his inaugural speech to end terrorism from the shores of Nigeria.

The Nigerian president made the statement on Thursday, February 6, when he commissioned two Nigeria Air Force Agusta 109 Power Helicopters and Mi-17 E Helicopters at the Eagle Square. R

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