President Muhammadu Buhari arrived Munich, Germany at about 3:25pm on Sunday to begin a two-day official visit in the course of which he will participate in the G-7 outreach programme for invited heads of government and global institutions.
President Buhari, who was received on arrival by the Vice Minister-President of Bavaria, Inge Aigner, was accompanied by Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State, former Governor Babatunde Fashola, General A. Dambazau (rtd.) and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Paul B. Lolo.
Other invited Heads of State and international institutions who will join President Buhari at the working session with G-7 leaders on Monday at Elmau include President Jacob Zuma of South Africa, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, President Macky Sall of Senegal, President Beji Caid Essebsi of Tunisia and Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia.
Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi of Iraq; the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki Moon; the Secretary-General of the OECD, Angel Gurria; the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Largarde; the President of the World Bank Group, Dr. Jim Yong Kim; the Director-General of the International Labour Organistion, Guy Rider; the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma; and the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation are also scheduled to participate in Monday’s Outreach Session with the G-7 leaders.
Before leaving Munich for home on Monday, Buhari will hold bilateral talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada on the sidelines of the G-7 Outreach Programme.
He is also expected to meet President Barack Obama, President Francois Hollande of France, Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain and other G-7 leaders in the course of the Outreach Session and a working lunch at the Elmau Castle.
The Head of the Bavarian regional government will host a dinner in honour of Buhari and other leaders invited to the G-7 Outreach Programme on Sunday night.