President Goodluck Jonathan is to join other world leaders to participate in the 25th Africa-France Summit, which holds from Sunday to Tuesday in the Southern French city of Nice.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Jonathan is expected to depart Abuja for Nice today.
Jonathan is attending the Summit on the invitation of President Nicolas Sarkozy and in his capacity as Chairman of ECOWAS.
NAN correspondent, covering the event in Nice reports that Governors Gabriel Suswam (Benue) and Sullivan Chime (Enugu), were among dignitaries who arrived Nice yesterday.
The President is expected to meet with the Nigerian community in France on Sunday to discuss issues relating to the progress of the nation and Nigerians in the Diaspora.
The Summit, according to the convener, Sarkozy, is intended to reshape relations between Africa and France and the growing awareness of the changes in Africa..
Heads of States and Governments are expected to converge on Nice Acropolis Convention Centre on Monday for the opening session.
The world leaders are also billed to hold meetings to discuss Africa’s role in global governance as well as issues of peace and security on the continent and the world at large.
The Summit is also to discuss climate change and the need for a development leap in Africa as well as the continent's economic challenges.
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