President Muhammadu Buhari arrived in Munich, Germany, on Sunday to begin a two-day official visit during which he will participate in the G-7 Outreach programme for invited heads of government and global institutions.

Buhari, who was received on arrival by the Vice Minister-President of Bavaria, Mrs Inge Aigner, was accompanied by Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno, former lagos State governor Babatunde Fashola, Gen. Abdurrahman. Dambazau (rtd.) and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Paul Lolo.

Other invited Heads of State and international institutions who will join Buhari at the working session with G-7 leaders on Monday w at Elmau are; Presidents Jacob Zuma of South Africa, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, Macky Sall of Senegal, Beji Caid Essebsi of Tunisia and Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia.

Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi of Iraq, the Secretary-General of the UN, Ban Ki Moon, the Secretary-General of the OECD, Mr Angel Gurria, the Managing Director of the IMF, Mrs. Christine Largarde, the President of the World Bank Group, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, are also scheduled to participate in Monday’s Outreach Session with G-7 leaders.

Others are the Director-General of the International Labour Organistion, Mr. Guy Rider, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission , Mrs. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation.

Before leaving Munich for home tomorrow, Buhari will hold bilateral talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada on the sidelines of the G-7 Outreach Programme.

He is also expected to meet U. S. President Barack Obama, President Francois Hollande of France, Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain, and other G-7 leaders in the course of the Outreach Session and have a working lunch at the Elmau Castle.

The Head of the Bavarian regional government will host a dinner in honour of President Buhari and other leaders invited to the G-7 Outreach Programme tonight.(NAN)


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