Buhari Leaves Katsina For African Union Summit in Mauritania

Chigozie Effe, Abuja

President Buhari on Saturday departed Katsina for Mauritania ahead of the 31st Session of the AU Summit.

A statement signed by Special Adviser to President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina on Friday said the 31st Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government will hold from June 30 to July 2, 2018.

According to Adesina: “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.”

President Muhammadu Buhari and his entourage leaving Katsina for Mauritania on Saturday

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

Our Correspondent learnt Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State, his counterpart in Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, and other top government officials accompanied the President to the summit

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