President Buhari to fly to Mauritania to attend African Union Assembly

President Buhari to fly to Mauritania to attend African Union Assembly 1
PRESIDENT BUHARI DEPARTS FOR IRAN 1A&B&2. President Muhammadu Buhari departs Abuja for the 3RD Gas Exporting Countries' Forum (GECF) taking place in Tehran, Iran from Presidential Wings of the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. NOV 22 2015.

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

The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina said President Buhari in his capacity as the leader of the AU theme of the year: “Winning the Fight against Corruption, A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation”, would make introductory remarks and presentation on the theme.

According to him, 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. He said the session would deliberate 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.

The presidential aide further stated that the Nigerian leader would also hold series of high-level bilateral sessions on issues of shared common interests to the country, Africa and the world. He also revealed 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.

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