President Buhari Leaves For Germany

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President Muhammadu Buhari embarks on an official visit to the Federal Republic of Germany from Thursday, October 13
to Saturday, October 15, 2016.

“In Berlin, President Buhari,
will confer with Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel on issues of shared interests
between Nigeria and Germany, including further cooperation on security, the
humanitarian situation of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and
rehabilitation of the North-East, as well as trade and economic relations
between both countries,” Femi Adesina the Special Adviser to the President on
Media & Publicity, said in a statement on Thursday, October 13, 2016.
“Thereafter, the President, who
will be accompanied by Governors Kashim Shettima of Borno State and Rochas
Okorocha of Imo respectively and representatives of the National Assembly, will
meet with Federal President Joachim Gauck.
“In furtherance of the
administration’s objective to attract more foreign investment and create
economic opportunities in the country, President Buhari will participate in a
Business Forum in Berlin with leading German companies already active in
Nigeria and other prospective investors.
“Before returning to Abuja, the
President is expected to meet with representatives of the Nigerian community in
Germany.
“President Buhari is committed to
deepening relations with Germany and building on the very cordial relations
both countries enjoy in several areas of bilateral cooperation including the
fight against terrorism, economic relations, rebuilding of the North east,
support for IDPs, vocational training, energy partnership and cultural
relations.
“Shortly after his inauguration
on May 29, 2015, President Buhari, on the invitation of Chancellor Merkel,
attended the G7 summit in Elmau, Germany – the trip was his first to a
non-African country after his assumption of office.

“From
February 8 to 12 this year, President Gauck, accompanied by a delegation of
German business community, was on an official visit to Nigeria, where they had
fruitful discussions on trade and investments with representatives of
government and the private sector in Abuja and Lagos.”


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