President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to fly to Malabo, Equatorial Guinea on Wednesday, November 23rd, to attend the 4th Africa-Arab Summit.
A statement today, Tuesday, by the special adviser to the President on media and publicity, Femi Adesina said that the summit will be attended by Heads of State and Government from Gulf and African countries, and will endorse the Malabo Declaration and Action Working Plan for 2017-2019 to promote trade and economic ties.
The statement said that the two-year plan had sought to implement priority projects in trade, investment, transportation, communication and energy in Africa.
It said that apart from attending the Summit, President Buhari wil also hold discussions with Arab leaders, aimed at reviewing agreements to strengthen partnerships that bolster agriculture and infrastructure development in Nigeria through long term concessionary loans and technological skills transfer.
It said that President Buhari will also explore the opportunity of the summit to seek support for the ongoing fight against Boko Haram and the humanitarian situation in the North east.
“Jointly organised by the African Union Commission and the League of Arab States, the summit focuses on promoting development by strengthening trade, investments, transport, communication and energy among Gulf and African states.” [myad]