Osinbajo Flies To Italy For G7 Summit

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has left Nigeria for Sicily Italy, to join other world leaders at the ongoing G7 summit.

Prof. Osinbajo is expected back in the country later today, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande has said.

The G7 consists of world’s seven major industrialized nations, which includes Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US, while the European Union also has representatives present.

The member nations began a two-day meeting on Friday and expected to meet African leaders from Tunisia, Niger, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Kenya on Saturday, the final day of their annual summit.

This year’s meeting is focused on global economy, foreign policy, counter terrorism, climate change, security of citizens and reduction of inequalities.

U.S President Donald Trump is one of four leaders making their first appearance at a G7, alongside newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Theresa May and the host, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni.

It is a second G7 for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a 6th for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the 12th for German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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