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Buhari to Attend 31st AU Summit In Mauritania

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President Muhammadu Buhari will be traveling to Nouakchott, Mauritania to attend the 31st Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government from June 30 to July 2.

This disclosure was made by the in Abuja on Friday by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina.

Adesina stated that President Buhari would make introductory remarks and presentation on the theme of the year “Winning the Fight against Corruption” in his capacity as the leader of the AU.

He added that President Buhari and other African leaders will take part in an interactive session with President Emmanuel Macron of France on the sideline of the events.

He stated that the session would dwell 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 engage the attention of the African leaders during the Summit,’’ he said.

According to Adesina, Buhari would also hold series of high-level bilateral sessions on issues of shared common interests to the country, Africa and the world.

The Presidential aide confirmed that Gov. 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.

NAN reports that President Buhari, who is currently on official visit to his home state, Katsina state, would leave Katsina for Nouakchott, Mauritania, on Saturday.


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