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Jonathan to join other leaders in UK to discuss Somalia’s problem

Channels Television  
Updated February 21, 2012

President Goodluck Jonathan will on Wednesday travel to the United Kingdom, to attend the International Conference on Somalia, scheduled to hold at Lancaster House, London, on Thursday.

This was disclosed in a press statement signed by Reuben Abati, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity.

The London Conference is a one-day meeting where some of the world’s most powerful people will sit down in one room and try to co-ordinate the international approach towards Somalia. Head of governments or their representatives from more than 50 countries and international organizations will focus on seven key issues, including terrorism, piracy, humanitarian assistance and, crucially, what Somalis could do after the transitional government’s mandate expires in August.

According to the press statement the “President Jonathan will hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing Street, and return to Abuja on Friday morning.”

Mr Abati also said that the President Jonathan will be accompanied on the trip by his wife, Dame Patience Jonathan, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Olugbenga Ashiru and the National Security Adviser, Andrew Azazi.