Nigeria First (Abuja)

20 February 2013

Nigeria: President Jonathan to Participate in Third Africa-South America Summit in Malabo

President Goodluck Jonathan will leave Abuja for Malabo, Equatorial Guinea Thursday, February 21, to participate in the 3rd Summit of Heads of State and Government of Africa and South America.

President Jonathan is listed among the keynote speakers at the summit which will take place on Friday, February 22, 2013.

Other speakers include the Presidents of Brazil, Argentina, South Africa, Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, former President Lula Da Silva of Brazil and the current Chairman of the African Union.

President Jonathan will be accompanied to the Summit, which has the objective of promoting political and economic cooperation between the two continents, by the Minister of Transport, Alhaji Idris Umar, the Minister of Culture and Tourism, Mr. Edem Duke and the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Prof. Viola Onwuliri.

The President who will also meet with Nigerians in Equatorial Guinea on the sidelines of the summit will stop over in Lagos tomorrow on his way to Malabo to confer with former President Bill Clinton of the United States and visit the site of the Atlantic City Project.

He will return to Abuja on Friday.

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