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Russia-Africa Summit: Buhari To Meet With Putin

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Presidency says the President, Muhammadu Buhari will engage with his Russia counterpart, Vladimir Putin within this week.

The Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu revealed this in a statement on Sunday evening.

Shehu said Buhari will depart Nigeria today, Monday to Russia where he will attend a three-day Russia-Africa summit in Sochi.

Russia-Africa Summit: Buhari To Meet With Putin
President Muhammdu Buhari

“The event, which will be held between October 23rd to 25th, will focus on exploring and expanding opportunities in security, trade and investment, science and technology, and gas production, Shehu said in a statement.

“The summit, which will be attended by African Heads of State, will bring fresh perspectives on some global issues and challenges like nuclear technology, energy development, digital transformation, environment, technical security, mining and steel, education, agriculture, infrastructure and development strategies.

“The summit, which will be attended by African Heads of State, will bring fresh perspectives on some global issues and challenges like nuclear technology, energy development, digital transformation, environment, technical security, mining and steel, education, agriculture, infrastructure and development strategies.”

The meeting is expected to “further strengthen relations in security, trade and investment, and building partnership that will enhance Nigeria’s huge gas potential, following Russia’s remarkable success in gas exportation.”

Buhari will travel with the governor of Gombe State, Muhammad Yahaya, Zamfara State Bello Matawalle and Ekiti State Kayode Fayemi.

Others travelling with the President are the Minister of foreign affairs, Geoffery Onyeama, Trade and Investment Adeniyi Adebayo, Mines and Steel Development Olamilekan Adegbite and the Minister of Petroleum Timipre Sylva.

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