Buhari leaves Paris and joins the leaders in South Africa

Buhari leaves Paris and joins the leaders in South Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Paris for Durban, South Africa on Saturday to honor a special invitation from President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Buhari joins other African leaders at the opening ceremony of the 2nd Intra-African Trade Show (IATF) 2021 on Monday.

The event, from 15 to 21 November, is convened by the African Export-Import Bank (AFREXIM) in collaboration with the African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) secretariat.

A statement by the presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, said the parliament aims to revive trade and investment on the continent.

The fair will push for an environment conducive to business development; identify and offer solutions to challenges militating against trade; generate market insights needed to connect buyers and sellers across Africa.

Adesina announced that global companies, including non-African international brands, should take advantage of the opportunities generated by the fair.

The Nigerian leader will be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Niyi Adebayo.

Others are the director general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) Ahmed Abubakar and the chief executive of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Segun Awolowo.

President Buhari is expected to return home on Tuesday, November 16.

Source: – Daily Trust

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