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Buhari Arrives Germany For G7 Summit

Posted: Jun 7, 2015 at 9:27 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Celestine Amoke, Lagos

President Muhammadu Buhari arrived Munich, Germany, at about 15.25 hours on Sunday, June 7, 2015, to begin a two-day official visit in the course of which he would participate in the G-7 Outreach programme for invited heads of government and global institutions.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President, Garba Shehu, in a release said President Buhari was received on arrival by the Vice Minister-President of Bavaria, Mrs. Inge Aigner.

Buhari  was accompanied by Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State, former Governor Babatunde Fashola, Gen. A. Dambazau (rtd.) and the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Paul B. Lolo.

Other invited Heads of State and international institutions who would join President Buhari at the working session with G-7 leaders on Monday, June 8, 2015, at Elmau include President Jacob Zuma of South Africa, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, President Macky Sall of Senegal, President Beji Caid Essebsi of Tunisia and Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia.

Also scheduled to participate inMonday’s Outreach Session with G-7 leaders  are Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi of Iraq; the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki Moon; the Secretary-General of the OECD, Mr. Angel Gurria; the Managing Director of the IMF, Mrs. Christine Largarde; the President of the World Bank Group, Dr. Jim Yong Kim; the Director-General of the International Labour Organistion, Mr. Guy Rider; the Chairperson of the African Union Commission , Mrs. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma; and the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation.

Before leaving  Munich for home on Monday, President Buhari would hold bilateral talks with the Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada on the sidelines of the G-7 Outreach Programme.

He is also expected to meet President Barack Obama, President Francois Hollande of France, Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain, and other G-7 leaders in the course of the Outreach Session and a working lunch at the Elmau Castle.

The Head of the Bavarian regional government would host a dinner in honour of President Buhari and other leaders invited to the G-7 Outreach Programme on Sunday night.