Shettima to Attend G77+China Leaders’ Summit

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Vice President Kashim Shettima recently left Abuja to represent President Tinubu at the G77+China Leaders’ Summit in Havana, Cuba, starting from 15th to 17th September, 2023.

He will be meeting other world leaders at the Summit to deliberate on development issues facing members mostly from the global south.

According to a statement issued yesterday by the Director of Information in the office of the Vice President, Olusola Abiola, the summit will explore proactive ways of addressing challenges facing the development of the member-states with the use of science, technology and innovation to enhance socio-economic growth.

Also, the vice president will hold bilateral meetings with other world leaders alongside the summit, to promote Nigeria’s trade and investment relations in line with the economic development policy of the Tinubu administration.

The Havana Summit is hosted by the President of the Republic of Cuba, and Chairman of the G77 and China, Miguel Díaz-Canel, in his capacity as the chairman under the theme: “Current Development Challenges: The Role of Science, Technology and Innovation.”

The group, a coalition of 134 developing countries with 80 percent of world population, aims to promote its members’ collective economic interests and create an enhanced joint negotiating capacity in the United Nations.

The vice president is accompanied by the Ministers of Agriculture and Rural Development, Abubakar Kyari; Innovation, Science and Technology, Uche Nnaji, and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Adamu Lamuwa, among others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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