Buhari, Al-Makura, Obaseki To Attend AU Summit In Mauritania


President Muhammadu Buhari will embark on an official visit to Nouakchott, Mauritania, Saturday, to attend the 31st Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government from June 30 to July 2, 2018.

This was disclosed in a statement by the Special Adviser to the President, Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina on Friday.

According to the statement, the President as the leader of the AU, will make introductory remarks and presentation on the theme: “Winning the Fight against Corruption, A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation”.

Also, on the margins of the Summit, President Buhari and other African leaders will take part in an interactive session with President Emmanuel Macron of France on Financing AU-led Peace Support Operations authorized by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

Dominant issues affecting the continent such as peace and security, HIV/AIDS, regional cooperation, climate change will also form part of discussions of the African leaders.

Beyond that, President Buhari will also hold series of high-level bilateral sessions on issues of shared common interests to the country, Africa and the world.

Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State, his counterpart in Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, and other top government officials will be on the President’s entourage.






































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