Buhari departs Abuja today for EU-AU Summit in Belgium


President Muhammadu Buhari will today leave Abuja to attend the 6th European Union-African Union summit in Brussels, Belgium.

He will be joining European and other African leaders as Heads of Multilateral Organisations at the summit.

A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu said, the summit which holds February 17 – 18, 2022, will have the 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.

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.

President Buhari is expected back in the country on Saturday.



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