President, Goodluck Jonathan, will fly to Pretoria, South Africa on Friday, May 23 for high-level discussions with other African Heads of State and Government on combating terrorism in Africa.
This is according to a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati.
Abati disclosed that the continent’s five regions would each be represented by two heads of state and government at the talks which would focus on a collective action to effectively wipe out terrorism in Africa.
Those who would be attending the talks include, the leaders of Ghana, Republic of Congo, Chad, Angola, Rwanda, South Africa, Mauritania, Algeria and Ethiopia.
The talk will take place ahead of President Jacob Zuma’s inauguration for a new term in office.
The first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Aminu Wali and some key aides will accompany the president to South Africa and will return to Abuja after attending President Zuma inauguration on Saturday.
President Jonathan had attended a regional summit on security in Paris, on Saturday, May 17, 2014 where they discussed measures to tackle terrorism in West Africa.