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Jonathan Leaves For AU Summit In Malabo


President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan left Abuja this afternoon for Malabo,

Equatorial Guinea to participate in the 23rd Ordinary Session of the

African Union's Summit of Heads of State and Government.

In keeping with the African Union's declaration of 2014 as the Year of

Agriculture and Food Security, discussions at the summit will, among other

things, focus on the evolution and implementation of fresh strategies and

measures to improve agricultural production and food security in the

President Jonathan and other African leaders participating in the Summit

will also deliberate on the appointment of Judges of the African Court of

Justice, the appointment of Judges of the African Human Rights Court of

Justice and the appointment of the President and Vice President of the

Pan-African University.
The African Heads of State and Government will also consider and adopt the

decisions and recommendations of the 25th Regular Session of the African

Union's Executive Board and the Declarations of the 23rd Ordinary Session

of the Conference of the Union.
President Jonathan who was accompanied by the First Lady, Dame Patience

Jonathan, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Aminu Wali, the

Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Akinwunmi  Adesina , the Minister of

Industries, Trade and Investment, Dr. Olusegun Aganga, the Minister of

Water Resources,  Mrs. Sarah Ochekpe and the Minister of Health, Prof.

Onyebuchi Chukwu is expected back in Abuja at the conclusion of the Summit

on Friday.