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Jonathan leaves for Paris to attend summit on peace

04 December 2013, 07:39

Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan will leave Abuja on Tuesday night for Germany en route to Paris, France, the Presidency has said.

Special Adviser to the President, Dr Reuben Abat, confirmed in a statement that while in France, Jonathan would participate in the Summit on Peace and Security in Africa.

He said that about 50 heads of state and government "are expected to participate in the Elysee Palace Summit, which will be hosted by President Francois Hollande of France".

Abati said the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, heads of European institutions and leaders of Africa’s sub-regional and continental organisations such as the African Union and ECOWAS, would also participate in the summit

He listed the agenda of the summit to include economic partnerships, sustainable development and climate change.

The special adviser said that Jonathan would be accompanied on the visit by the First Lady, Dame Patience, relevant ministers and the National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd).

He said that the President, who would stop-over in Germany for a private visit on his way to Paris, would return to Abuja on Saturday.



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