Nigerian President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will travel to Berlin, Germany, on Saturday, November 18, to attend the G-20 Compact with Africa (CwA) Conference, which will take place on November 20, 2023. The conference will be hosted by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
President Tinubu will be accompanied by a delegation that includes the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Yusuf Tuggar; the Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance, Mr. Wale Edun; the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Doris Uzoka-Anite; and the Minister of Power, Chief Adebayo Adelabu.
Presidential spokesman Ajuri Ngelale announced the trip in a statement on Friday, November 17. Ngelale stated that President Tinubu will join other Heads of State and Governments of CWA member countries, bilateral partners, and Heads of International Organizations during the conference to discuss ways to enhance economic and business cooperation. The focus will be on boosting investments in critical sectors such as energy, trade, infrastructure, and new technologies.
Ngelale also mentioned that the G20 CwA Conference would coincide with the Fourth G20 Investment Summit, co-hosted by the German government and German business associations. President Tinubu is expected to lead Nigeria’s delegation in participating in the investment summit, aligning with his established commitment to attracting foreign direct investment to Nigeria.
The visit underscores President Tinubu’s dedication to diplomatic reciprocity, reciprocating the invitation from the German Chancellor following the latter’s visit to Abuja and Lagos, Nigeria, from October 29 to October 30, 2023. The Nigerian delegation aims to build on productive meetings with high-ranking representatives from German business organizations during the German Chancellor’s visit to Nigeria.