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Buhari set for another trip outside Nigeria for the second time in August

26 August 2016, 13:32

Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari is set for another trip outside the country.

Buhari will on Friday leave Abuja to attend the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) in Nairobi, Kenya.

According to a statement on Thursday by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the summit will hold from August 27 to August 28.

The statement disclosed that the summit is co-organised by the Government of Japan, the United Nations Office of the Special Adviser on Africa, the United Nations Development Programme, the African Union and the World Bank, will focus on promoting structural economic transformation through diversification and industrialisation; promoting resilient health system for quality life and promoting social stability for shared prosperity.

Buhari is expected to participate in plenary sessions on TICAD during the conference in alignment with African Development, the Dialogue with the Private Sector as well as the Global Launch of the Second Africa Human Development Report.

The President will also hold a bilateral meeting with the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe.

According to the statement, “No fewer than 35 African leaders are expected at the two-day high level summit which will also be attended by leading private sector companies from Japan. This will be the first time TICAD is being held in Africa since its inception in 1993.

“Nigeria has played a prominent role at the forum aimed at forging international partnerships for Africa’s transformation and prosperity through economic growth, agriculture and social stability.”

Recalled that the President had on August 8 travelled to Chad  to attend the inauguration of President Idriss Deby who won the presidential election in his country in April.

- News 24


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