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Buhari, Indian PM Other African Leaders To `Meet Over Terrorism, Poverty Alleviation


BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) — President Muhammadu Buhari is billed to leave Abuja Tuesday for New Delhi to participate in the 3rd Summit of the India-Africa Forum which was established in 2008 as the official platform for the advancement of mutually-beneficial relations between India and African nations.

Buhari, his Indian counterpart, Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi and other participating Heads of State and Government at this year’s summit, which follows the 2nd Summit held in Addis Ababa in 2011, will deliberate on issues currently of common concern to their countries such as climate change and international terrorism.

Similarly, they are expected to discuss additional measures aimed at boosting joint collaboration to accelerate the pace of socio-economic development in Africa and India as well as further cooperation for the alleviation of poverty, and the eradication of hunger, disease and illiteracy.

In a statement issued by President Buhari’s adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adeshina, the Nigerian first citizen will be accompanied to New Delhi by the Governors of Kano and Delta States, the National Security Adviser, Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd.) and the Permanent Secretaries in the Ministries of Defence, Power, Communications Technology, Agriculture, Foreign Affairs and Industry, Trade and Investment.

The President is also scheduled to hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister Modi and other senior Indian government officials on Wednesday, ahead of the opening of the summit on Thursday.

He is also scheduled to meet with Chief Executive Officers of Indian Companies with existing or prospective interests in Nigeria before returning to Abuja on Friday, October 30th.


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