Nigeria: Jonathan leaves Friday for ECOWAS meeting in Abidjan

Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria's President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, will travel to Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire, Friday to attend a meeting of leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

A statement from the Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, said President Jonathan and other ECOWAS Heads of State and Government are scheduled to confer with the Japanese Prime Minister, Mr. Shinzo Abe, who will also arrive in the Ivorian capital Friday at the head of a high-powered Japanese Trade Mission targeting expanded business opportunities in Africa.

Mr. Abe's meeting in Abidjan with President Jonathan and other ECOWAS leaders is a follow-up to the Fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V) held in June last year which discussed trade, investment, peace and stability in Africa.

The Japanese Prime Minister’s talks with ECOWAS Heads of State and Government are expected to boost economic cooperation between Japan and countries in the sub-region.

President Jonathan who is due back in Abuja on Saturday will be accompanied to Abidjan by the Minister of Works, Mr. Mike Onolememen, the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Nurudeen Mohammed, and his Chief Economic Adviser, Dr. Nwanze Okidigbe.
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09 january 2014 18:17:25

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