Jonathan Jets Out To Namibia, Italy, Holland


President Goodluck Jonathan will on Thursday jets out to Namibia, Italy

and Holland for a six days three-nation trip.
In a statement on Wednesday by Presidential Spokesman, Dr. Reuben Abati,

the President will join other world leaders, including President Barrack

Obama of the United States, President Francois Hollande of France, Prime

Minister David Cameron of Britain and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany

at the 2014 global Nuclear Security Summit which opens at the Hague in

Holland on Monday, March 24, 2014.
According to the statement, the President, accompanied by his wife,

Patience, will leave Abuja for Windhoek early on Thursday for a two-day

state visit to Namibia in the course of which he will participate in a

business forum aimed at boosting trade and economic relations between

Nigeria and Namibia.
He will also attend the celebration of Namibia's 24th Independence

Anniversary as a special guest of honour on Friday before departing for

Rome and the Vatican for talks on Saturday with Pope Francis and the

Vatican's Secretary of State, Monsignor Pietro Parolin.

The statement read, “The President will leave Italy for the Netherlands

after conferring with the Pope and he is scheduled to lead a high-powered

Nigerian delegation to talks on Sunday with the Dutch Prime Minister, Mr.

Mark Rutte and senior officials of the Dutch Government before the opening

of the Nuclear Security Summit on Monday.
“President Jonathan will, later that day, meet with the Chief Executive

Officer and other high-ranking officials of the Nigerian National

Petroleum Corporation's largest joint venture partners, Shell Petroleum

International, which has its headquarters in the Netherlands.

“The President will also witness the signing of an investment agreement

between Nigeria and Dutch textile giants, Vlisco and meet with Nigerians

living in the Netherlands during his visit.
“He will be accompanied by the Minister of Defence, Lt.-Gen. Aliyu Gusau

(rtd.), the National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.), the

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Aminu Wali, the Minister of Petroleum

Resources, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke, the Minister of Industry, Trade

and Investments, Dr. Olusegun Aganga, the Minister of Communications and

ICT, Mrs. Omobola Johnson and other senior government officials.”

Jonathan is expected to leave the Netherlands for Abuja at the conclusion

of the Nuclear Security Summit on Tuesday.