President Muhammadu Buhari will leave the Federal Capital Territorry, Abuja on Sunday (tomorrow) to attend the G7 summit which will be held from June 7 to 8, 2015 in Baravia, Germany.
This was revealed in a statement released by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu.
Shehu stated that the invitation was extended to President Buhari by the German Chancellor Angela Merkel even before he was sworn in as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on May 29.
Shehu said that the invitation is an expression of the willingness of the international community to work with Buhari’s administration.
He however disclosed that Buhari would not participate in the main meetings as Nigeria was not a member of the G7.
Part of the statement read, “The invitation is a clear indication of the international community’s willingness to cooperate with the new government of Nigeria,” he said.
“He is in a group of seven other Heads of State who were called in as guests. He will equally be holding key side meetings with some of the seven Heads of State who will be convened at the
“The international community is obviously acknowledging Nigeria’s significant role in global affairs, especially with the recent change in government.”