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Buhari departs Abuja Monday for Russia-Africa summit in Sochi


President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday depart Abuja for a three-day Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi, Russia, from October 23rd – 25th

The summit will focus on exploring and expanding opportunities in security, trade and investment, science and technology, and gas production.

According to a statement tweeted by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity on his tweet handle,  President Buhari, aside the summit, is also billed to meet with President Vladimir Putin of Russia 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.

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The summit will have African Heads of State in attendance. It is also expected that issues that boarder on some global issues and challenges ranging from nuclear technology, energy development, digital transformation, environment, technical security, mining and steel to education, agriculture, infrastructure, developmental strategies among others .

An African Business Forum, which will bring together African and Russian business leaders, will be held during the event to enhance Russian investments in Africa, and promote African business interest in the host country.

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According to Shehu, President Buhari will have in his entourage, Governor Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State, Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State and Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State.

Others on the trip are: Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Trade and Investment, Adeniyi Adebayo, Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite and Minister of State, Petroleum, Timipre Sylva.

The President will return to the country after the summit.

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Source: NewsTrack Nigeria

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