President Bola Tinubu is set to embark on a crucial diplomatic mission as he prepares to depart from Abuja for Berlin, Germany, on Saturday, November 18, 2023.
The purpose of his journey is to participate in the highly anticipated G20 Compact with Africa (CwA) Conference, scheduled for November 20, 2023. The event will be hosted by the German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz.
The announcement of President Tinubu’s participation was officially made in a statement released on Friday by Chief Ajuri Ngelale, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity.
The G20 Compact with Africa (CwA) Conference is a pivotal gathering that will bring together numerous Heads of State and Governments from member countries of the Compact with Africa initiative. This initiative aims to strengthen economic and business cooperation between African nations and their international partners.
It will serve as a platform for leaders to discuss and strategize concrete measures to stimulate investments in various critical sectors, including energy, trade, infrastructure, and new technologies, among others.
President Tinubu, known for his global advocacy for foreign direct investment in Nigeria, is expected to play a significant role in advancing the mission further during this conference. He will lead Nigeria’s delegation to actively participate in the investment summit, fostering international collaborations and promoting Nigeria as an attractive destination for foreign investments.
One notable aspect of President Tinubu’s participation is his commitment to diplomatic reciprocity. This visit to Germany comes as a reciprocation of the German Chancellor’s visit to Abuja and Lagos, Nigeria, in October 2023. It underscores the importance of fostering strong international relations and cooperation between Nigeria and Germany.
Accompanying President Tinubu on this important mission are key members of his cabinet, including the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar; the Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance, Mr. Wale Edun; the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Doris Uzoka-Anite; and the Minister of Power, Chief Adebayo Adelabu. Their presence signifies the comprehensive approach Nigeria is taking to harness opportunities for economic growth and development at the international level.
As President Tinubu sets off for Berlin, the nation eagerly anticipates the outcomes of this significant diplomatic endeavor and the potential benefits it may bring to Nigeria’s economy and international standing