Jonathan For ECOWAS Summit, State Visit To Cote D’ivoire

President Goodluck Jonathan will join other leaders of the Economic Community of African States (ECOWAS) in Yamassoukrou, Cote D’Ivoire on Wednesday, 27th, 2013 for the 42nd Ordinary  Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of and Government.

A statement by Presidential Spokesman, Reuben Abati said ongoing to restore peace, democracy and political stability to Mali and Guinea-Bissau in which Jonathan and Nigeria are playing key roles will top the agenda of the two-day summit which a new ECOWAS Chairperson will also be elected.

Jonathan and other participating Heads of and Government will also receive and consider the 2012 annual report of the President of the ECOWAS Commission as well as the report of the 69th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Council of Ministers.

the conclusion of the Summit on Thursday, Nigeria’s president  will, the invitation of President Alassane Ouattara, embark on a three-day visit to Cote D’Ivoire accompanied by the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti , Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara , Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, Honourable Isa Hassan, Honourable Nkeiru Onyejiocha, the Minister of Trade and Investment, Mr. Olusegun Aganga  the Minister of State (Foreign Affairs), Dr. Nurudeen Mohammed and other officials of the Federal Government.

Various agreements aimed fostering trade and economic between Nigeria and Cote D’Ivoire will be concluded and signed in Abidjan before the end of the visit.

President Jonathan, whose entourage also includes representatives of the Nigerian , will also meet with Nigerians in Cote D’Ivoire before returning to Nigeria on Saturday.


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