Jonathan off to France for African security summit

The president will stop over in Germany for a private visit.

President Goodluck Jonathan will leave Abuja on Tuesday night for Germany en-route to Paris, France where he is scheduled to participate in a Summit on Peace and Security in Africa.

About 50 heads of state and government are expected to participate in the Elysee Palace Summit which will be hosted by President Francois Hollande of France.

A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Rueben Abati, stated the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, heads of European institutions and leaders of Africa’s sub-regional and continental organizations such as the African Union and ECOWAS will participate in the summit which also has economic partnerships, sustainable development and climate change on its agenda.

President Jonathan will be accompanied by the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, relevant ministers and the National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.

The statement added that the President will stop over in Germany for a private visit on his way to Paris and return to Abuja at the conclusion of the summit on Saturday.

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