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Buhari set for G7 meeting in Germany

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Nigeria's former military head of state, Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja tomorrow (Sunday) to attend the G7 Summit that is scheduled to take place in Bavaria, Germany, from June 7 to 8, 2015.
A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, Saturday said that the invitation was extended to President Buhari, by German Chancellor Angela Merkel even before he was sworn in on May 29th as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Vanguard reports.
“The invitation is a clear indication of the international community’s willingness to cooperate with the new government of Nigeria,” he said.
He added that President Buhari would not be participating in the main meetings, since Nigeria is not a member of the G7 group.
“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 summit.
“The international community is obviously acknowledging Nigeria’s significant role in global affairs,” Malam Garba said, “especially with the recent change in government.”

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