German Chancellor Angela Merkel Visits Nigeria Today


German Chancellor Angela Merkel is to visit Nigeria on Friday.
Merkel’s visit comes two days after the country hosted British Prime Minister, Theresa May, who made her first official visit to Nigeria.
Merkel will tour three West African countries, paying visits to Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria.
The German Deputy Government Spokeswoman, Ulrike Demmer, said in a statement that Merkel would spend Wednesday through Friday in the three countries, accompanied by an economic delegation.
The statement read in part, “Merkel is to meet Wednesday afternoon with Senegalese President, Macky Sall, to discuss economic developments in the country and regional cooperation. In the evening she will meet with civil society representatives.
“Then it’s onto the Ghanaian capital of Accra to meet President, Nana Akufo-Addo, on Thursday to discuss economic affairs and foreign policy. The chancellor is also to take part in a German business-organised round table that will focus on private investment linked to the G20 “Compact with Africa” initiative.
“Finally, Merkel is to head to Nigeria on Friday to meet with the President of the Economic Alliance of the Economic Community of West African State, Jean-Claude Brou. She will hold talks with Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari.”
Merkel had on October 7, 2016 visited three African countries before hosting leaders from Chad and Nigeria for talks in Berlin, as she sought ways to stem a migrant influx to Europe.


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