Jonathan, African Leaders To Meet In Kenya On Joint Action Against Terrorism

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will join other African leaders in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city on Monday, to participate in a meeting of the African Union’s Peace and Security Council slated for Tuesday.

A statement by the president’s special adviser on media and publicity, Dr Reuben Abati noted that will receive and consider the report of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on Terrorism and Violent Extremism in Africa.

The Nairobi meeting is a follow-up to talks by President Jonathan and other African leaders at Pretoria, South Africa in May this year on joint action against terrorism.

Deliberations at the Nairobi Summit and the adoption of the African Chairperson’s Report by President Jonathan, President Uhuru Kenyatta and other participating Heads of State are expected to lead to more collaborative actions by Nigeria and other African countries to rid the continent of acts of terrorism and violent extremism.

The President will be accompanied to the Summit by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Nurudeen Mohammed, the National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.) as well as other advisers and aides.

He is expected back in Abuja on Tuesday.