President Muhammadu Buhari left Abuja to China Friday in the company of his wife, Aisha and daughter.
The President is visiting China to participate in the 7th Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) scheduled to hold September 3 – 4, 2018 in Beijing, according to a statement by the President’s spokesman, Femi Adesina.
It is understood that Buhari’s first engagement in the country will be an interactive session with the Nigerian Community in China at the Nigerian Embassy, before he delivers his remarks as the current chairman of ECOWAS at the “High-level Dialogue between Chinese and African leaders, business representatives and African entrepreneurs.”
While in Beijing, Aisha will participate in a Spouses’ Programme on China-Africa at the Great Hall of the People, under the theme, “Joining Hands for a Future of AIDS.”
Also on the President’s entourage are Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar of Bauchi State, Mohammed Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State and Rochas Okorocha of Imo State.
Others are Senators Abdullahi Adamu, George Akume, Godswill Akpabio and Aliyu Wamakko representing Nasarawa, Benue, Akwa Ibom and Sokoto States.
The president earlier today hosted German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the presidential villa in Abuja where both leaders discussed illegal migration, trade ties and other issues.