President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja on Saturday for Nouakchott, Mauritania, to attend the 31st Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government.

According to a statement issued on Friday in Abuja by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity), the president in his capacity as the leader of the AU, will make introductory remarks and presentation on the theme of the year: “Winning the Fight against Corruption, A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation.”

It informed that on the margins of the AU Summit, Buhari and other African leaders will take part in an interactive session with President Emmanuel Macron of France on Financing AU-led Peace Support Operations authorized by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

Dominant issues affecting the continent such as peace and security, HIV/AIDS, regional cooperation, climate change will engage the attention of the African leaders during the Summit, the statement said.

It added that President Buhari will also hold series of high-level bilateral sessions on issues of shared common interests to the country, Africa and the world.

Below is an official statement issued on Friday in Abuja by Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity.
 
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PRESIDENT BUHARI TO ATTEND AU SUMMIT IN MAURITANIA
 
President Muhammadu Buhari will, Saturday, embark on an official visit to Nouakchott, Mauritania to attend the 31st Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government from June 30 to July 2, 2018.
 
In his capacity as the leader of the AU theme of the year: “Winning the Fight against Corruption, A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation”, the President will make introductory remarks and presentation on the theme.

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On the margins of the AU Summit, President Buhari and other African leaders will take part in an interactive session with President Emmanuel Macron of France on Financing AU-led Peace Support Operations authorized by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
 
Dominant issues affecting the continent such as peace and security, HIV/AIDS, regional cooperation, climate change will engage the attention of the African leaders during the Summit.
 
The Nigerian leader will also hold series of high-level bilateral sessions on issues of shared common interests to the country, Africa and the world.
 
Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State, his counterpart in Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, and other top government officials will be on the President’s entourage.

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