President Muhammadu Buhari leaves Abuja tomorrow for a three-day official visit to Berlin, Germany.
While in Berlin, Buhari will confer with Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel on issues of shared interests between Nigeria and Germany, the Presidency said in a statement.
The bilateral talks will include further cooperation on security, the humanitarian situation of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and rehabilitation of the North-East, as well as trade and economic relations between both countries.
Thereafter, the President, who will be accompanied by Governors Kashim Shettima of Borno State and Rochas Okorocha of Imo State as well as representatives of the National Assembly, will meet with German Federal President, Joachim Gauck.
He will also participate in a Business Forum in Berlin with leading German companies already active in Nigeria and other prospective investors in furtherance of the administration’s objective to attract more foreign investment and create economic opportunities in Nigeria.
Before returning to Abuja, the President is expected to meet with representatives of the Nigerian community in Germany.
Shortly after his inauguration on May 29, 2015, President Buhari, on the invitation of Chancellor Merkel, attended the G7 summit in Elmau, Germany – the trip was his first to a non-African country after his assumption of office.
From February 8 to 12 this year, President Gauck, accompanied by a delegation of German business community, was on an official visit to Nigeria, where they had fruitful discussions on trade and investments with representatives of government and the private sector in Abuja and Lagos.