President Muhammadu Buhari arrives Brussels for EU-AU summit

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart the country on Tuesday for the sixth European Union-African Union EU-AU summit in Brussels, Belgium.

According to a statement by Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, the summit which will take place from February 17 to February 18, will have participants deliberate on themes currently affecting the world.

“Such areas of discussion include Financing for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth; Climate Change and Energy Transition, Digital and Transport (Connectivity and Infrastructure); Peace, Security, and Governance; and Private Sector Support and Economic Integration,” the statement reads.

“Others are: Education, Culture and Vocational Training, Migration and Mobility; Agriculture and Sustainable Development and Health Systems and Vaccine Production.

The Nigerian leader will use the opportunity of the meeting to have other bilateral engagements.

“The President will be accompanied on the trip by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, Minister of State for the Environment, Sharon Ikeazor.

“The National Security Adviser, Maj.Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd),  Director General of the National Intelligence Agency , Amb. Ahmed Rufai Abubakar and the Chief Executive Officer of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa will also be part of the entourage.

The presidential jet landed at about 12midnight on a rainy hour.

 

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