Nigeria: Buhari to attend 4th Africa-Arab summit in Malabo

Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will on Wednesday attend the 4th Africa-Arab Summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, together with Heads of State and Government from the Gulf and African countries, it was officially announced here Monday.

The summit is expected to endorse a two-year Malabo Declaration and Action Working Plan for 2017-2019 to promote trade and economic ties.

According to a presidency statement, the plan seeks to implement priority projects in trade, investment, transportation, communication and energy in Africa.

In Malabo, President Buhari is also expected to hold discussions with Arab leaders, aimed at reviewing agreements to strengthen partnerships that bolster agriculture and infrastructure development in Nigeria, through long term concessionary loans and technological skills transfer.

The statement said he would also explore the opportunity of the summit to seek support for the ongoing fight against Boko Haram and the humanitarian situation in Nigeria's northeast.

Jointly organised by the African Union Commission and the League of Arab States, the summit is intended to promote development by strengthening trade, investments, transport, communication and energy among Gulf and African states.
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21 november 2016 19:12:09




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