President Muhammadu Buhari set to depart to Ivory Coast for 5th EU-AU Summit

President Muhammadu Buhari waves as he departs from the Presidential Wing, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja for the 72nd United Nations General Assembly 2017 in the U.S.

President Muhammadu Buhari is set to depart Nigeria for Ivory Coast on Tuesday to attend the 5th European Union-African Union (EU-AU) Summit in Abidjan.

According to a statement by Femi Adesina, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, President Buhari will, participate in working sessions on the Summit theme: Investing in the Youth for a Sustainable Development, and on the margins of the Summit, meet with a number of African Heads of State and their European Union counterparts.

“President Buhari will use the occasion of the Summit to reiterate Nigeria’s readiness to work with African and European countries to address the challenges affecting both continents, such as peace and security.”

The statement added that the Nigerian leader will also attend the official luncheon to be hosted by the government of Cote d’Ivoire in honour of visiting Heads of State and Government and other delegations.

83 Heads of State representing 55 African countries and 28 European countries are slated to attend this high-level meeting.

Also, delegations from partner countries, the African Union Commission, the European Union Commission, regional and international organizations, will also participate at the Summit.

The governors of Akwa Ibom and Bauchi States and some ministers are among the top government officials that will accompany President Buhari.

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