Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari traveling to Egypt for peace and sustainable development forum

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President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria will depart Abuja on Tuesday for Egypt to attend a forum on sustainable peace and development in Africa, his office said in a statement to TODAY NEWS AFRICA on Monday.

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The forum in Aswan is designed to set “An Agenda for Sustainable Peace and Development in Africa.”.

The Forum which holds December 11-12, 2019, is an initiative to address the interconnections between peace and development in Africa while promoting Africa-led solutions through strengthening policies and practices.

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Mr. Buhari will be accompanied by Governors Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa, Godwin Obaseki of Edo and Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State.

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Others. Minister of Defence, Gen. Bashir Magashi (Rtd); Minister of State, Foreign Affairs, Amb. Zubairu Dada; National Security Adviser, Maj-Gen Babagana Monguno (Rtd); and the Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Amb. Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.President Buhari is expected back in Abuja on Friday.

The initiative is being launched by the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in his capacity as the Chairman of the African Union (AU) and as an advocate of Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Development in Africa – a recurring theme of his tenure as the AU Chairman. It is also grounded in the AU’s Agenda 2063: The Africa We Want, and the search for African solutions to African problems. 

The gathering is expected to bring together heads of state and government, leaders from regional and international organisations, financial institutions, private sector and civil societies as well as scholars, visionaries and prominent experts for action-oriented discussions on the threats, challenges and opportunities.  

It is also expected to end with a Declaration on the theme of the Forum and become an annual event.

The presidency in Nigeria recalled how the Speaker of Egypt’s House of Representatives, Ali Abdel Aalhad delivered President el-Sisi’s message to President Buhariin Abuja on October 28,2019 inviting him to the inaugural Aswan Forum”.

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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