Jonathan Leaves For Belgium, Congratulates Egypt’s President-Elect

President Goodluck Jonathan will on Wednesday (June 27th) depart Abuja on a one-day official visit to Brussels, the capital of Belgium, to attend the Summit of the World Customs Organisation.

The president will leave after the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council.

According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, the President would deliver a keynote address at the Summit of the World Customs Organisation in Brussels on Thursday.

He will also meet with the Nigerian community in Belgium before returning to Abuja on Thursday evening.

He will be accompanied by his wife, Patience; Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Olugbenga Ashiru; Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; Minister of Trade and Investment, Dr. Olusegun Aganga; Senator Dahiru Kuta and Mr. Chinda Ogundu of the House of Representatives.

The President has also congratulated Dr. Mohamed Morsi on his emergence as Egypt’s President–Elect.

“I write to offer my warmest congratulations on your election as President of the Arab Republic of Egypt. The election in which you triumphed – the culmination of a long process of political transition – marked an important milestone in the history of modern Egypt.

“Your success in the keenly contested election is well deserved and is a just reward for your tenacity, courage and vision. It is not just an important victory for democracy but for the resilience of millions of your compatriots who have over the years, especially in the past one year, sacrificed so much for democracy in their country.“As you prepare to assume the mantle of leadership, I extend my hand of fellowship in the expectation that we will work together to strengthen, even further, the strong bonds of friendship and solidarity between our two countries and peoples,” President Jonathan wrote.

  1. Oj Smart Oluwole Reply

    Editor pls note that Wednesday is 27th and not 26th as was erroneuosly written in the first paragraph of this writeup.

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