Buhari leaves for summit in China


President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday departed for China ahead of the 7th Summit of the Forum On China-Africa Cooperation scheduled to hold from Monday to Tuesday.

The President, who had earlier received German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, who was on a visit to Nigeria and some other African countries, was accompanied on the trip by his wife, Aisha, and one of his daughters.

The President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, had in a statement said Buhari’s first engagement in Beijing would be an interactive session with the Nigerian Community in China at the Nigerian Embassy.

It added that before the formal opening of the FOCAC summit, the President in his capacity as the current Chair of ECOWAS, would deliver remarks at the high-level dialogue among Chinese and African leaders, business representatives and African entrepreneurs.

He added that the President is scheduled to join Chinese President, Xi Jinping, and other African leaders for the opening and roundtable sessions of the 2018 FOCAC Beijing Summit with the theme, “Towards an even stronger China-Africa community with a shared future.”