Jonathan leaves for key Kenya anti-terror meeting
from AUGUSTINE OSAYANDE in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA – PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan is expected to leave Abuja later on Monday to participate in a meeting of the African Union’s Peace and Security Council scheduled for Kenya.
The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday.
Reuben Abati, Special Adviser to the President Media and Publicity, confirmed Jonathan’s participation.
According to Abati, the meeting in Nairobi is a follow-up to talks by President Jonathan and other African leaders in Pretoria, South Africa in May this year on joint action against terrorism.
He said the leaders will receive and consider the report of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on Terrorism and Violent Extremism in Africa.
Abati added that deliberations at the Nairobi Summit and the adoption of the African Chairperson’s Report by Jonathan, host President Uhuru Kenyatta and other participating Heads of State.
The discussions are expected lead to more collaborative actions by Nigeria and other African countries to rid the continent of acts of terrorism and violent extremism.
Abati said the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr Nurudeen Mohammed, the National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, as well as other advisers and aides will accompany Jonathan to Kenya.
They will return to Abuja at the conclusion of the meeting on Tuesday.
– CAJ News
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