Buhari Gives Account Of AU-EU Summit


    Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari held talks with some African and European leaders at the 5th European Union-African Union summit in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

    Buhari, alongside governors Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom and Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State, All Progressives Congress national leader Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, as well as some ministers, represented Nigeria at the summit.

    Giving an account of the trip on Thursday, Buhari said he met with Ivory Coast president Alassane Ouattara and both leaders discussed about the situation in Togo, noting that instability in the West African country will cause more concerns for ECOWAS.


    “I met with President Ouattara on the sidelines of the AU-EU Summit. An opportunity for frank talk about the situation in Togo. We must find a solution. The government and opposition must work to gain each other’s trust. Instability in Togo will have serious regional consequences.”

    Buhari also met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, where security and trade were discussed.

    “Also met with Chancellor Merkel yesterday, in Abidjan. We discussed increased cooperation to check the illegal migration of Nigerians to Europe. We also discussed the progress of our war on terrorism, as well as investment opportunities in Nigeria for German companies.”

    The 5th European Union-African Union (AU-EU) summit in Abidjan, ends on Thursday, November 30, 2017.