Lagos - German President, Joachim Gauck’s,
forthcoming visit to Nigeria would enable him and local stakeholders explore
ways to tackle international terrorism and poverty as well as enhance economic
Gauck will be in the country on February 8-12, for an
According to information made available to CAJ News
Africa, while in Abuja, the German leaderwill meet his colleague, Muhammadu
Buhari, religious leaders and representatives of civil society as well as speak
at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) base.
During his subsequent stay in Lagos, he will converge
with Nigerian business representatives and artists.
The visit is said to have been influenced by the
democratic transition of power in the key West African country over the past
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A German business delegation will accompany Gauck.
There have been several visits by former Nigerian
presidents and German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, with the aim to further deepen
the bilateral ties.
Several Ministers from both countries have also visited
their counterparts on official trips during the years.
As a result of such meetings, a Bi-National Commission
between both countries was established in 2011.
It forms the umbrella of the two countries’ bilateral
relations and aims to continuously intensify their cooperation on a range of
Since the inauguration of the first elected
Nigeria leader, Olusegun Obasanjo and the end of military rule in 1999,
bilateral relations between Germany and Nigeria have intensified.
- CAJ News