Looking bright and more energetic, Nigeria's president Muhammadu Buhari arrived in Abidjan ahead of the 5th AU-EU Summit that that started on 28 November.

He got of the plane smiling and looking much calmer than he did a few months ago when he recently arrived from the UK where he spent over 100 days treating a strange ailment.

He was received at the Abidjan airport after which he held talks with President Alassane Ouattara.

The Spokesman for the President, Mr Femi Adesina shared photographs of the meeting between Presidents buhari and Ouattara.

Buhari in Cote D'Ivoire.

Also at the meeting was Nigeria's former Minister of Agriculture and the President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina.


Details of the meeting was not made known, but President Buhari had in a statement by Mr Adesina said he would seek stronger ties with African countries, reiterating Nigeria's readiness to work with them.

The summit which would end on Wednesday has as its theme, "Investing in the Youth for a Sustainable Development".

President Buhari will participate in working sessions and meet with a number of African Heads of State and their European Union counterparts.

Buhari in Cote D'Ivoire.

Mr Adesina, in a statement on Monday said Buhari would at the summit reiterate Nigeria’s readiness to work with African and European countries to address the challenges such as peace and security.

He will also attend the official luncheon to be hosted by the government of Cote d’Ivoire in honour of visiting Heads of State and Government and other delegations.

Buhari in Cote D'Ivoire.

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According to the organisers, 83 Heads of State representing 55 African countries and 28 European countries are expected to attend this high-level meeting.

Delegations from partner countries, the African Union Commission, the European Union Commission, regional and international organizations, will also participate at the Summit.

Buhari in Cote D'Ivoire.

The governors of Akwa Ibom and Bauchi States and some ministers are among the top government officials that will accompany President Buhari to the summit.

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