President Buhari will leave Nigeria for Cote d’Ivoire on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, to attend the 5th European Union-African Union (EU-AU) summit.
According to a statement signed by the president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the summit will take place in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire’s economic capital, between November 28 and 29.
The theme of the summit is “Investing in the Youth for a Sustainable Development” and President Buhari will use the occasion to meet with a number of African Heads of State and their European counterparts.
Adesina’s statement read, “President Buhari will use the occasion of the summit to reiterate Nigeria’s readiness to work with African and European countries to address the challenges affecting both continents, such as peace and security.”
The president will attend the official luncheon to be hosted by the Ivorien government in honour of the visiting 83 Heads of State representing 55 African countries and 28 European countries and other delegations.
According to the statement, delegations from partner countries, the African Union Commission, the European Union Commission, regional and international organizations, will also participate at the summit.
President Buhari will be accompanied by Akwa Ibom governor, Udom Emmanuel, Bauchi State governor, Mohammed Abubakar, as well as some cabinet ministers.