The Supreme Ruler of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday depart Abuja for New Delhi to participate in the third summit of the India-Africa Forum on climate change and international terrorism. According to the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in a statement on Sunday, the summit would open on Thursday.
He further disclosed that Buhari, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other participating Heads of State and Government at this year’s summit, would deliberate on issues currently of common concern to their countries such as climate change and international terrorism.
Adesina, said the President is scheduled to hold bilateral talks with Modi and other senior senior Indian government officials on Wednesday ahead of the opening of the summit, adding that he will also meet with chief executive officers of Indian companies with existing or prospective interests in Nigeria before returning to Abuja on Friday.
He said Buhari would be accompanied to New Delhi by the governors of Kano and Delta States, National Security Adviser Major-General Babagana Monguno (rtd) as well as the permanent secretaries in the Ministries of Defence, Power, Communications Technology, Agriculture, Foreign Affairs and Industry, Trade and Investment. The Forum was established in 2008 as the official platform for the advancement of mutually-beneficial relations between India and African nations.
The last summit of the Forum was held in Addis Ababa in 2011.