President Goodluck Jonathan will leave Abuja tonight (Tuesday) for Germany en-route to Paris, France where he is scheduled to participate in the Summit on Peace and Security in Africa.
According to a statement by presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati, about 50 heads of state and government are expected to participate in the Elysee Palace Summit which will be hosted by President Francois Hollande of France.
The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki Moon, heads of European institutions and leaders of Africa’s sub-regional and continental organizations such as the African Union and ECOWAS will also participate in the summit which has economic partnerships, sustainable development and climate change on its agenda as well.
President Jonathan will be accompanied by the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, relevant ministers and the National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.).
He will stop-over in Germany for a private visit on his way to Paris and return to Abuja at the conclusion of the summit on Saturday.