Jonathan Leaves For Paris To Attend Summit On Peace And Security In Africa… To Stop Over In Germany For Private Visit

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN (R), BEING RECEIVED BY GOV. IBRAHIM DANKWAMBO OF GOMBE ON HIS ARRIVAL FOR THE 2ND NORTH-EAST ECONOMIC SUMMIT IN GOMBE ON YESTERDAY
PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN (R), BEING RECEIVED BY GOV. IBRAHIM DANKWAMBO OF GOMBE ON HIS ARRIVAL FOR THE 2ND NORTH-EAST ECONOMIC SUMMIT IN GOMBE ON YESTERDAY

President Goodluck Jonathan will leave Abuja on Tuesday night for Germany en route Paris, France, the Presidency has said.

In a statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, the Presidency said that while in France, Jonathan would participate in the Summit on Peace and Security in Africa.

The statement read in part: “About fifty heads of state and government are expected to participate in the Elysee Palace Summit which will be hosted by President Francois Hollande of France.

“The United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki Moon, heads of European institutions and leaders of Africa’s sub-regional and continental organizations such as the African Union and ECOWAS will also participate in the summit which has economic partnerships, sustainable development and climate change on its agenda as well”.

The statement said that Jonathan would be accompanied on the visit by the First Lady, Dame Patience, relevant ministers and the National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd).

It added that the President, who would stop-over in Germany for a private visit on his way to Paris, would return to Abuja at the conclusion of the summit on Saturday.