- President Muhammadu Buhari would depart Nigeria for Egypt on Tuesday, December 10
- Buhari attend Aswan Egypt forum on sustainable peace in Africa
- The forum would promote Africa-led solutions through strengthening policies and practices
In order to participate in a forum designed to set an agenda for sustainable peace and development in Africa, President Muhammadu Buhari would depart Abuja on Tuesday, December 10 for Aswan, Egypt.
Premium Times reports that the forum which would hold between Wednesday, December 11 and Thursday, December 12, is an initiative to address the interconnections between peace and development in Africa.
Legit.ng gathered that the forum would promote Africa-led solutions through strengthening policies and practices.
The initiative is being launched by the Egyptian president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, in his capacity as the chairman of the African Union (AU) and as an advocate of post-conflict reconstruction and development in Africa.
The gathering is expected to bring together heads of state and government, leaders from regional and international organisations, financial institutions, private sector and civil societies as well as scholars, visionaries and prominent experts for action-oriented discussions on the threats, challenges and opportunities.
It is also expected to end with a declaration on the theme of the forum and become an annual event.
It would be recalled that the speaker of Egypt’s House of representatives, Ali Abdel Aal, had delivered President el-Sisi’s message to President Buhari in Abuja on October 28, inviting him to the inaugural Aswan Forum.
The president would be accompanied by Governors Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa, Godwin Obaseki of Edo and Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state.
Others in President Buhari's entourage are: The minister of defence, Bashir Magashi; minister of state, foreign affairs, Zubairu Dada; National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno; and the director-general, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.
President Buhari is expected back in Abuja on Friday, December 13.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, said that the general belief that President Muhammadu Buhari goes on frequent trips is untrue.
It was reported that while answering questions from journalists, Oshiomhole on Wednesday, October 30, said that the rate at which Buhari travels has still not equaled that of former president Olusegun Obasanjo.
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