President Muhammadu Buhari today departed for Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, In statement signed by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Buhari would attend the 5th European Union-African Union (EU-AU) Summit scheduled to hold in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, on November 28-29, 2017.
President Buhari while in Cote d’Ivoire, will participate in working sessions on the Summit theme: “Investing in the Youth for a Sustainable Development,” and on the margins of the Summit, meet with a number of African Heads of State and their European Union counterparts.
The President is expected to use the occasion of the Summit to reiterate Nigeria’s readiness to work with African and European countries to address the challenges affecting both continents, such as peace and security.
President Buhari will also attend the official luncheon to be hosted by the government of Cote d’Ivoire in honour of visiting Heads of State and Government and other delegations.
According to the organizers, 83 Heads of State representing 55 African countries and 28 European countries are slated to attend this high-level meeting.
Delegations from partner countries, the African Union Commission, the European Union Commission, regional and international organizations, will also participate at the Summit.
On the President Muhammadu Buhari entourage were Governors of Akwa Ibom and Bauchi States and some Ministers.