President Muhammadu Buhari To Attend International Summit In Mauritania On Saturday, June 30
President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to leave Nigeria tomorrow Saturday, June 30 for Nouakchott, Mauritania, to participate at the 31st Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU).
NIGERIA NEWS notes that the event will take place from Sunday, July 1 to Monday, July 2.
The report gathered that the president will leave Abuja today, Friday, June 29, for his Daura country home in Katsina state, and will from there proceed to Nouakchott tomorrow to join other heads of government at the summit which had begun since June 25.
Nigeria’s President Buhari will at the summit, deliver an address on the theme of the summit, “Winning the Fight Against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation.”
While AU chairman and Rwandan president, Paul Kagame, will present a report on AU institutional reforms, the president of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou will make a presentation on the Continental Free Trade Area. (AfCFTA).
Also, Union Commission Chair, Moussa Faki Mahamat, will deliver a paper on the Western Sahara question and Africa’s position on Africa, Caribbean and Pacific-European Union relations after 2020.
Zimbabwe President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, is expected to attend the summit, where leaders are expected to formally put in place the AfCFTA signed on March 21, 2018 in Kigali.
Other components of the summit include the Ordinary Session of the Permanent Representatives’ Committee and 33rd Ordinary Session of the Executive Council.
It will be rounded off with the Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and Government of the AU taking place on Monday and Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Mauritania is hosting the AU summit for the first time since the emergence of the union.
In a related development, NIGERIA NEWS had reported that the presidency revealed 7 key steps taken by president Muhammadu Buhari-led government to tackle herdsmen menace in Plateau state.