President Muhammadu Buhari is to participate in the 3rd Summit of the India-Africa Forum in New Delhi, India.
The Nigeria President is scheduled to meet with the Indian Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi and other participating Heads of State and government at the summit on issues of common concern to their countries such as climate change and international terrorism.
They are also expected to discuss additional measures aimed at boosting joint collaboration to accelerate the pace of socio-economic development in Africa and India as well as further cooperation for the alleviation of poverty, and the eradication of hunger, disease and illiteracy.
President Buhari is expected to hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister Modi and other Senior Indian government officials on Wednesday, ahead of the opening of the summit on Thursday.
He will also meet with Chief Executive Officers of Indian Companies with existing or prospective interests in Nigeria before returning to Abuja on Friday, October 30th.
A statement by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina says the President will leave Abuja on Tuesday for the summit.
He will be accompanied to New Delhi by the Governor of Kano and Delta States, the National Security Adviser and the Permanent Secretaries in the Ministries of Defence, Power, Communications Technology, Agriculture, Foreign Affairs and Industry, Trade and Investment.
The India-Africa Forum was established in 2008 as the official platform for the advancement of mutually-beneficial relations between African nations and India.