COVID-19: President Buhari to participate in Extraordinary China-Africa Summit

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Timothy Choji, Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari will today Wednesday participate in a virtual Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity against COVID-19.

Chinese President Xi Jinping will preside over the extraordinary summit in Beijing and deliver a keynote speech.

The summit is jointly proposed by China; South Africa, (the rotating chair of the African Union-AU) and Senegal, co-chair of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.

Leaders of African countries, including members of the AU Assembly of Heads of State and Government and rotating chairs of major African sub-regional organisations, and the chairperson of the AU Commission, will attend the summit upon invitation.

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, and the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, will also attend the meeting as special guests.

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