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President Jonathan Parleys With African Leaders On Joint Action Against Terrorism Friday

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SAN FRANCISCO, May 22, (THEWILL) â€' President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will fly to Pretoria, South Africa, Friday for high-level discussions with other African Heads of State and Government on combating terrorism in Africa.

The continent's five regions will each be represented by two Heads of State and Government at the talks which will focus on collective action to effectively roll-back the scourge of terrorism in Africa, a statement issued Thursday by the President's Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, said.

The statement listed others expected at the talks, which will take place ahead of South Africa's President Jacob Zuma's inauguration for a new term in office to include the leaders of Ghana, Republic of Congo, Chad, Angola, Rwanda, South Africa, Mauritania, Algeria and Ethiopia.

'President Jonathan who will be accompanied by the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Aminu Wali and some key aides will return to Abuja after attending President Zuma inauguration on Saturday,' the statement added.