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Saturday, 25 August 2018

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel To Visit Nigeria

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will tour Wednesday in three West African countries, visiting Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria.

Merkel is expected to spend Wednesday to Friday in the three countries, accompanied by an economic delegation, said on Friday in Berlin the government spokesman, Ulrike Demmer.

Migration policy, in particular Ms Merkel's campaign to tackle the causes of an influx of refugees into Europe, should be on the agenda.

Merkel will meet with Senegalese President Macky Sall on Wednesday afternoon to discuss economic developments in the country and regional cooperation.

In the evening, she will meet representatives of civil society.

Then, it is the Ghanaian capital of Accra to meet President Nana Akufo-Addo on Thursday to discuss economic affairs and foreign policy.

The Chancellor will also participate in a round table organized by German companies that will focus on private investments related to the G20 "Compact with Africa" ​​initiative.

Finally, Merkel is due to visit Nigeria on Friday to meet the president of the West African Economic Community (ECOWAS) Economic Alliance, Jean-Claude Brou.

She will meet with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari.

According to NAN, on October 7, 2016, Merkel visited three African countries before hosting leaders from Chad and Nigeria for talks in Berlin as she looks for ways to stem the influx of migrants into Europe.

Merkel first traveled to Mali and Nigeria before traveling to Ethiopia to visit the African Union headquarters in the capital, Addis Ababa.

His talks with the leaders of the three countries will focus on migration issues and the fight against terrorism.

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