Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Nigerian President to Participate in London Conference on Somalia

Jonathan for UK summit on Somalia .

Wednesday, 22 February 2012 00:00 From Madu Onuorah, Abuja News
Nigerian Guardian

PRESIDENT Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will travel to the United Kingdom today to attend the international conference on Somalia scheduled to hold at Lancaster House, London tomorrow.

A statement by Presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati said that “the conference, to be attended by heads of governments or their representatives from 40 countries as well as international organisations, will address the issues of security, piracy, counter-terrorism, political processes, humanitarian challenges and the need for global coordination and handling of long-standing Somalia crises.”

During the two-day visit to the United Kingdom, Abati added, President Jonathan will hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing Street, and return to Abuja on Friday morning.

President Jonathan will be accompanied by the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Olugbenga Ashiru and the National Security Adviser, Gen. Andrew Azazi.

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