The president will leave for Guinea-Bissau on Friday.
President Goodluck Jonathan will on Friday embark on a two-day diplomatic shuttle to Guinea-Bissau and Gambia.
The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, said in a statement that in continuation of his duties as Chairperson of the ECOWAS Contact Group on Guinea-Bissau, Mr. Jonathan will first fly to the country to meet with leaders of the Armed Forces of Guinea-Bissau and visit the Nigerian contingent in the ECOWAS Mission in Guinea-Bissau at Camp Bras, Bissau.
Mr. Jonathan is also scheduled to participate in a programme at the National Peoples’ Assembly and meet Nigerians resident in Guinea-Bissau before leaving the country on Friday evening for Banjul, Gambia, where he will confer with President Yahya Jammeh on bilateral and multilateral issues.
President Jonathan will be accompanied by the Minister of Information and Supervising Minister of Defence, Labaran Maku, the Minister of Abuja, Bala Mohammed, and the Minister of State (Foreign Affairs), Nurudeen Mohammed. He will return to Abuja on Saturday.
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