President Goodluck Jonathan left Abuja last night for Germany en-route Paris, France where he is scheduled to participate in a summit on Peace and Security in Africa.
About 50 heads of state and government are expected to participate in the Elysee Palace Summit which will be hosted by President Francois Hollande of France.
The United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki Moon, heads of European institutions and leaders of Africa’s sub-regional and continental organisations such as the African Union and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will also participate in the summit which has economic partnerships, sustainable development and climate change on its agenda as well.
Jonathan was accompanied by the First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, relevant ministers and the National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd).
He would stop-over in Germany for a private visit on his way to Paris and return to Abuja at the conclusion of the summit on Saturday.