Buhari flies out again to Belgium

President Muhammadu Buhari departed Abuja yesterday for Brussels, Belgium for another summit.

Personal Assistant to the President on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, disclosed this on his Twitter handle, yesterday.

According to Bashir, President Buhari is joining European and other African leaders as well as Heads of multi-lateral organisations in Brussels at the 6th European Union-African Union Summit.

The Summit, which holds February 17 – 18, 2022, will have the participants deliberate on themes currently affecting the world.

Such areas of discussion include: Financing for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth; Climate Change and Energy Transition, Digital and Transport (Connectivity and Infrastructure); Peace, Security and Governance; and Private Sector Support and Economic Integration.

Others are Education, Culture and Vocational Training, Migration and Mobility; Agriculture and Sustainable Development and Health Systems and Vaccine Production. The Nigerian leader will use the opportunity of the meeting to have other bilateral engagements.

The President will be accompanied on the trip by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Minister of State for the Environment, Sharon Ikeazor.

The National Security Adviser, Maj.Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd), Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Amb. Ahmed Rufai Abubakar and the Chief Executive Officer of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa will also be part of the entourage.

He said the President is expected back in the country on Saturday, after the meeting.

Recall that Buhari earlier this month attended the 35th Ordinary Session of Assembly of the African Union (AU) Heads of State and Governments in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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