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Published On: Thu, Mar 20th, 2014

Jonathan to meet Obama, World leaders at Nuclear Security Summit in Netherlands

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Barack ObamaPresident Goodluck Jonathan will meet with the United States President, Barrack Obama, and other world leaders during this year’s Nuclear Security Summit in Netherlands.

Other world leaders expected to be at the summit include; President Francois Hollande of France, Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany.

The Presidency in a statement issued yesterday by the Special Adviser Media and Publicity to the President, Reuben Abati said the 2014 global Nuclear Security Summit opened at the Hague in Holland on Monday.

It said President Jonathan’s visit to Holland for the Nuclear Security Summit will be the final leg of a six-day working tour which will also take him to Namibia and Italy.

The President, accompanied by the First lady, Dame Patience Jonathan will leave Abuja for Windhoek early on Thursday for a two-day state visit to Namibia in the course of which he will participate in a business forum aimed at boosting trade and economic relations between Nigeria and Namibia.

Similarly, the statement, added that the President will depart from Namibia to Rome and the Vatican for talks on Saturday, with Pope Francis and Monsignor Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State.

“The President will leave Italy for the Netherlands after conferring with the Pope and he is scheduled to lead a high-powered Nigerian delegation to talks on Sunday with the Dutch Prime Minister, Mr. Mark Rutte and senior officials of the Dutch Government before the opening of the Nuclear Security Summit on Monday.

“President Jonathan will, later that day, meet with the Chief Executive Officer and other high-ranking officials of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation’s largest joint venture partners, Shell Petroleum International, which has its headquarters in the Netherlands”, the statement said

It added that the President will also witness the signing of an investment agreement between Nigeria and Dutch textile giants, Vlisco and meet with Nigerians living in the Netherlands during his visit.

 

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