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Buhari To Attend 4th Africa-arab Summit In Malabo

Source: thewillnigeria.com
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BEVERLY HILLS, November 21, (THEWILL) – President Muhammadu Buhari will on Wednesday jet off to Malabo, Equatorial Guinea for the 4th Africa-Arab Summit to be held in that country.

The summit, which will be attended by Heads of State and Government from Gulf and African countries, is expected to endorse the Malabo Declaration and Action Working Plan for 2017-2019 to promote trade and economic ties.

The two-year plan seeks to implement priority projects in trade, investment, transportation, communication and energy in Africa.

According to a statement issued on Monday by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, while in Malabo, the President is also expected to hold discussions with Arab leaders.

These discussions will be aimed at reviewing agreements to strengthen partnerships that bolster agriculture and infrastructure development in Nigeria through long term concessionary loans and technological skills transfer.

Buhari will also explore the opportunity of the summit to seek support for the ongoing fight against Boko Haram insurgents and the humanitarian situation in the Northeast.

The summit, which is jointly organised by the African Union Commission and the League of Arab States, focuses on promoting development by strengthening trade, investments, transport, communication and energy among Gulf and African states.