President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will leave Abuja for Berlin, Germany, on Saturday, November 18, to attend the G20 Africa Compact (CwA) Conference on November 20, 2023, hosted by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
The President will be accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs Yusuf Tugal, Minister of Economic Coordination and Minister of Finance Wale Edun, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment Doris Uzoka Anite, and Minister of Power Adebayo Adelabu.
Presidential Spokesman Ajulie Ngelere made the announcement in a statement on Friday, November 17.
According to the presidential spokesperson, during the meeting, President Tinubu will join other CWA member heads of state, bilateral partners, and heads of international organizations to discuss the immediate strengthening of economic and business cooperation, with concrete measures to promote investment in key areas such as energy, trade, infrastructure, and new technologies.
President Nergelare said the G20 CwA meeting will be held in parallel with the 4th G20 Investment Summit, co-hosted by the German government and German business organizations.
The President added that he will lead the Nigerian delegation to the investment summit to maintain the momentum and further advance the mission to promote foreign direct investment in Nigeria.
The presidential spokesperson said the visit follows the German Chancellor’s invitation to Germany to visit Abuja and Lagos, Nigeria, from October 29 to October 30, 2023, and confirms President Tinubu’s commitment to diplomatic reciprocity.
He added that the Nigerian delegation will use the opportunity of the 4th G20 Investment Summit to follow up on productive meetings with high-ranking representatives of German business organizations who are part of the German Chancellor’s official delegation to Nigeria.
President Tinubu will return home after the meeting.
The President returned to Guinea-Bissau on Thursday, November 16, after attending the country’s independence celebrations.
Prior to his trip to Guinea-Bissau, he had spent at least six days in Saudi Arabia.