Shettima to represent Tinubu at G77+ Leaders Summit in Cuba

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Abuja, Sept. 13, 20023 – Vice President Kashim Shettima is to represent President Bola Tinubu at the G77+ Leaders Summit in Havana, Cuba.

The summit is holding from Sept. 15 to Sept. 17.

Olusola Abiola, the Director of Information at the Vice-President’s Office, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja.

According to a statement, Shettima will be joining other world leaders, including Antonio Guterres, the United Nations Secretary-General, to deliberate on development issues facing members mostly from the global south.

He said the summit would also explore proactive ways of addressing challenges facing the development of member states.

The summit will also discuss how to leverage science, technology and innovation to enhance socioeconomic growth.

Shettima is also expected to hold bilateral meetings with other world leaders “to promote Nigeria’s trade and investment relations in line with the economic development diplomacy of the Tinubu administration.”

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

“Nigeria is a founding member of the G77 group which was established in 1964 by seventy-seven developing countries.

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

Shettima was joined on the trip by Abubakar Kyari, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development; Uche Nnaji, Minister of Innovation, Science and Technology and Adamu Lamuwa, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The contingent left Abuja for Havana on Tuesday. (GBN

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