President Buhari Leaves For G7 Meeting In Germany On Sunday

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BEVERLY HILLS, June 06, (THEWILL) – President Muhammadu Buhari will be leaving Nigeria on Sunday morning, to attend the G7 Summit that is scheduled to take place in Bavaria, Germany, from June 7 to 8 .

A statement issued in Abuja on Saturday, by Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, said the invitation was extended to President Buhari by the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, even before he was sworn in on May 29 as the President of Nigeria.

“The invitation is a clear indication of the international community’s willingness to cooperate with the new government of Nigeria,” the statement said.

He added that President Buhari would not be participating in the main meetings, since Nigeria is not a member of the G7 group.

“He is in a group of seven other Heads of State who were called in as guests. He will equally be holding key side meetings with some of the seven Heads of State who will be convened at the summit.

“The international community is obviously acknowledging Nigeria’s significant role in global affairs,” the statement said, adding “especially with the recent change in government.”