Nigerian leader to visit Guinea Bissau, Gambia

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Abuja, Nigeria- Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan will Friday begin a two-day diplomatic shuttle between Guinea-Bissau and Gambia, a press statement from the presidency indicated here Thursday.

It said that President Jonathan will, in continuation of his duties as the Chairperson of the ECOWAS Contact Group on Guinea-Bissau, first fly to Bissau to meet with leaders of the Armed Forces of Guinea-Bissau and visit the Nigerian contingent in the ECOWAS Mission there.

The president is also scheduled to participate in a programme at the country’s National Peoples’ Assembly and meet Nigerians resident in Guinea-Bissau before leaving on Friday evening for Banjul, Gambia, where he will confer with President Yahya Jammeh on bilateral and multilateral issues.

President Jonathan, who will be accompanied by the Minister of Information and Supervising Minister of Defence, Mr. Labaran Maku, the Minister of the FCT, Senator Bala Mohammed, and the Minister of State (Foreign Affairs), Dr. Nurudeen Mohammed, will return to Abuja on Saturday.