President Buhari will leave Nigeria for Cote d’Ivoire on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, to attend the 5th European Union-African Union (EU-AU) summit.
According to a statement signed by the president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the summit will take place in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire’s economic capital, between November 28 and 29.
Adesina’s statement read,
“President Buhari will use the occasion of the summit to reiterate Nigeria’s readiness to work with African and European countries to address the challenges affecting both continents, such as peace and security.”
The president will attend the official luncheon to be hosted by the Ivorian government in honour of the visiting 83 Heads of State representing 55 African countries and 28 European countries and other delegations.
President Buhari will be accompanied by Akwa Ibom governor, Udom Emmanuel, Bauchi State governor, Mohammed Abubakar, as well as some cabinet ministers.