Nigerian President Jonathan to attend 3rd Africa-South America Summit in Malabo - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan, will leave Abuja, the Nigerian capital city, for Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, Thursday to participate in the third Summit of Heads of State and Government of Africa and South America.
A presidency press statement Wednesday, signed by presidential spokesperson, Reuben Abati, indicated that President Jonathan has been listed among the keynote speakers at the summit which will take place on Friday.
Other speakers include the Presidents of Brazil, Argentina, South Africa, Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, former President Lula Da Silva of Brazil and the current Chairman of the African Union.
President Jonathan will be accompanied to the Summit, which has the objective of promoting political and economic cooperation between the two continents, by the Minister of Transport, Alhaji Idris Umar, the Minister of Culture and Tourism, Mr. Edem Duke, and the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Prof. Viola Onwuliri.
The president, who will also meet with Nigerians in Equatorial Guinea on the sidelines of the summit, will stop over in Lagos Thursday on his way to Malabo to confer with former President Bill Clinton of the United States and visit the site of the Atlantic City Project.
The president will return to Abuja on Friday.