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Jonathan to attend nuclear summit in Holland

19 March 2014, 21:11

Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan will join other world leaders at the 2014 global Nuclear Security Summit which opens at Hague in Holland next Monday.

According to Reuben Abati, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Jonathan’s visit to Holland will be the final leg of a six-day working tour which will also take him to Namibia and Italy.

“The President, accompanied by the First lady, Dame Patience Jonathan will leave Abuja for Windhoek early on Thursday for a two-day state visit to Namibia in the course of which he will participate in a business forum aimed at boosting trade and economic relations between Nigeria and Namibia. President Jonathan will also attend the celebration of Namibia’s 24th Independence Anniversary as a special guest of honour on Friday before departing for Rome and the Vatican for talks on Saturday, March 22, 2014 with Pope Francis and Monsignor Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State,” Abati stated.

He said the President will leave Italy for the Netherlands after conferring with the Pope and is scheduled to lead a high-powered Nigerian delegation to talks on Sunday with the Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte and senior officials of the Dutch Government before the opening of the Nuclear Security Summit.

“President Jonathan will, later that day, meet with the Chief Executive Officer and other high-ranking officials of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation’s largest joint venture partners, Shell Petroleum International, which has its headquarters in the Netherlands.”

The President will also witness the signing of an investment agreement between Nigeria and Dutch textile giants, Vlisco.

Minister of Defence, Lt.-Gen. Aliyu Gusau, the National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Aminu Wali, the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investments, Dr Olusegun Aganga, the Minister of Communications and ICT, Omobola Johnson and other senior government officials will accompany Jonathan.

The delegation will return next Tuesday.

– CAJ News


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