By Busola Samuel
President Muhammadu Buhari will on Wednesday 23rd November, 2016 leave for Malabo, Equatorial Guinea to attend the fourth Africa-Arab Summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement he signed, copy of which was made available to The DEFENDER on Monday.
According to the statement, the summit, which will be attended by Heads of State and Government from Gulf and African countries, is expected to endorse the Malabo declaration and action working plan for 2017-2019 to promote trade and economic ties among the countries.
“The two-year plan seeks to implement priority projects in trade, investment, transportation, communication and energy in Africa.
“In Malabo, President Buhari is also expected to 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.
“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,” the statement said.
Jointly organised by the African Union Commission and the League of Arab States, the summit was said to focus on promoting development by strengthening trade, investments, transport, communication and energy among Gulf and African states.