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President Muhammadu Buhari Set to Travel to Mauritania for AU Summit

Valentine Chinyem

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President Muhammadu Buhari will embark on an official visit to Nouakchott, Mauritania on Saturday, to attend the 31st Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly of Heads of State.

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

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

“On the margins of the AU 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 engage the attention of the African leaders during the Summit,” he said.

He added that, “The Nigerian leader will also hold series of high-level bilateral sessions on issues of shared common interests to the country, Africa and the world.”

President Muhammadu Buhari will be accompanied by Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State, Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, and other top government officials.

The President is expected to be away from June 30 to July 2, 2018.

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