Nigerian President Travels to India Tuesday

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President Muhammadu Buhari will travel to New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, October 27,  to discuss climate change, terrorism, poverty alleviation and other issues with Narenda Modi, Prime Minister of India and other African Leaders

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja, Tuesday, October 27, for New Delhi, India, to participate in the 3rd Summit of the India-Africa Forum which was established in 2008 as the official platform for the advancement of mutually-beneficial relations between India and African nations.

President Buhari, Narendra Modi, Indian Prime Minister, and other participating heads of state and government at this year’s summit, which follows the 2nd Summit held in Addis Ababa in 2011, will deliberate on issues currently of common concern to their countries such as climate change and international terrorism.

They are also expected to discuss additional measures aimed at boosting joint collaboration to accelerate the pace of socio-economic development in Africa and India as well as further cooperation for the alleviation of poverty, and the eradication of hunger, disease and illiteracy.

President Buhari will be accompanied to New Delhi by the Governors of Kano and Delta States, the National Security Adviser, Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd.) and the Permanent Secretaries in the ministries of defence, Power, communications technology, agriculture, foreign affairs and industry, trade and investment.

The President is scheduled to hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister Modi and other senior Indian government officials on Wednesday, ahead of the opening of the summit on Thursday.

He will also meet with Chief Executive Officers of Indian Companies with existing or prospective interests in Nigeria before returning to Abuja on Friday, October 30, according to Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president. Media Publicity.

— October 26, 2015 @ 7:30 GMT

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