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Jonathan will meet with African leaders in Nairobi on terrorism

01 September 2014, 06:49

Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan will on Monday join other African leaders in Nairobi, Kenya for a meeting of the African Union’s Peace and Security Council on Tuesday.

This is contained in a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, on Sunday in Abuja.

The Nairobi meeting, according to the statement, is a follow-up to talks by Jonathan and other African leaders at Pretoria, South Africa in May on joint action against terrorism.

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The statement said the meeting would receive and consider the report of the Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission on Terrorism and Violent Extremism in Africa.

It added that Jonathan, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya and other participating Heads of State would deliberate on and adopt the chairperson’s report.

“The deliberations are expected to lead to more collaborative actions by Nigeria and other African countries, in the effort to rid the continent of acts of terrorism and violent extremism,” the statement said.

It said Jonathan would be accompanied by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Nurudeen Mohammed, the National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.), and other advisers and aides.

He is expected back in Abuja on Tuesday, the statement said.

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