President Buhari to attend AU Summit in Mauritania


President Muhammadu Buhari will, on Saturday, embark on an official visit to Nouakchott, Mauritania, to attend the 31st Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government.

The summit holds from Saturday, June 30 to Monday, July 2.

In his capacity as the leader of the AU theme of the year: “Winning the Fight against Corruption, A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation”, the President will make introductory remarks and presentation on the theme.

On the margins of the AU Summit, President Buhari and other African leaders will take part in an interactive session with President Emmanuel Macron of France on Financing AU-led Peace Support Operations authorized by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

Dominant issues affecting the continent such as peace and security, HIV/AIDS, regional cooperation, climate change will engage the attention of the African leaders during the Summit.

The Nigerian leader will also hold a series of high-level bilateral sessions on issues of shared common interests to the country, Africa and the world.

Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State; his  Edo State counterpart, Godwin Obaseki, and other top government officials will be on the President’s entourage.

The President is expected back in Abuja on Tuesday, July 3.