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President Jonathan For Talks With Obama At The White House

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PRESIDENT GOODLUCK EBELE JONATHAN SALUTES SPECTATORS AFTER HIS SWEARING-IN AT THE EAGLE SQUARE ABUJA ON MAY 29, 2011.
PRESIDENT GOODLUCK EBELE JONATHAN SALUTES SPECTATORS AFTER HIS SWEARING-IN AT THE EAGLE SQUARE ABUJA ON MAY 29, 2011.
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SAN FRANCISCO, June 04, (THEWILL) - United States President Barack Obama will receive Nigerian President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan for talks at the White House, Washington DC on Wednesday June 8 at 4:40 pm local time, THEWILL can report today.

The agenda for the meeting has not been made public but the two leaders are expected to discuss economics, trade, politics, security and other issues that affect both countries and Africa.

President Jonathan who is billed to arrive New York to participate at the High-Level Meeting/Summit on HIV/AIDS and the impact of the pandemic on international peace and security, will take a break and head for Washington for the meeting with President Obama before returning to New York same day.

President Jonathan will also participate in the launching of the Global Plan for Elimination of HIV Mother-To-Child Transmission project with former United States President Bill Clinton on June 9 in New York before returning to Nigeria on Friday June 10.

Nigeria is currently one of the nine non-permanent members of the UN Security Council and President Jonathan is also expected to participate in one of the Security Council sessions that may decide on a second term for the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.

Twelve foreign leaders mostly from Africa have confirmed their participation at the HIV/AIDS Summit.