Buhari Travels to Malabo for 4TH African-Arab SummitFeatured, Latest News, News Monday, November 21st, 2016
ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Nigeria for Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, Wednesday, November 23, 2016, to attend the 4th Africa-Arab Summit.
The Summit, which will be attended by Heads of State and Government from Gulf and African countries, is expected to endorse the Malabo Declaration and Action Working Plan for 2017-2019 to promote trade and economic ties.
The two-year plan seeks to implement priority projects in trade, investment, transportation, communication and energy in Africa.
In Malabo, President Buhari in a statement issued in Abuja Monday by his SA on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adeshina, is also expected to hold discussions with Arab leaders, aimed at reviewing agreements to strengthen partnerships that bolster agriculture and infrastructure development in Nigeria through long term concessionary loans and technological skills transfer.
President Buhari will also explore the opportunity of the summit to seek support for the ongoing fight against Boko Haram and the humanitarian situation in the North east.
The Summit which is jointly organized by the African Union Commission and the League of Arab States, will focus on promoting development by strengthening trade, investments, transport, communication and energy among Gulf and African states.
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