Buhari to leave Abuja on Sunday for Washington

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President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to fly out of Abuja on Sunday to Washington, United States, to attend the US-Africa leaders summit.

This was confirmed in a statement signed by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, on Saturday.

Shehu said the high-level meeting would be held between December 13 and 15.

He noted that the meeting, which is at the instance of US President Joe Biden, seeks to work with “African governments, civil society, diaspora communities across the United States, and the private sector to continue strengthening our shared vision for the future of US-Africa relations”.

Shehu said the event “is expected to demonstrate the United States’ enduring commitment to Africa, and underscore the importance of US-Africa relations and increased cooperation on shared global priorities”.

“On the first day, President Buhari will speak on the topic: Conservation, Climate Adaptation and a Just Energy Transition, dwelling directly on the ‘Just Energy Transition’ component,” the statement reads.

“He will also address some of the other sub-themes of the Summit as well as participate in the US-Africa Business Forum (USABF) hosted by the US Department of Commerce which focuses on increased trade and investment between the US and African nations.

“On the sidelines of the Summit, the Corporate Council of Africa will host the Nigerian delegation to a US-Nigeria Business and Investment Forum Business Roundtable during which Nigerian organisations and businesses are expected to sign agreements with their American counterparts.”

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