Jaiyeola Andrews in Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari will this Sunday (Sunday)leaves Nigeria to attend the G7 Summit in Bavaria, Germany.
The 2-day meeting is scheduled for Sunday and Monday.
This was contained in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
According to the statement, the invitation was extended to Buhari by German Chancellor Angela Merkel before the president was sworn in on May 29.
“The invitation is a clear indication of the international community’s willingness to cooperate with the new government of Nigeria,” the statement said.
It added that the president would not be participating in the main meetings, since Nigeria is not a member of the G7 group.
“He is in a group of seven other heads of state who were called in as guests.
“He will equally be holding key side meetings with some of the seven Heads of State which will be convened at the summit.
“The international community is obviously acknowledging Nigeria’s significant role in global affairs, especially with the recent change in government” the statement said.
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