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Buhari, Chinese President, Others to Hold Virtual Summit Meeting Today

President Muhammadu Buhari will participate in the Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity against Covid-19. The virtual summit will be held today, Wednesday, and will be presided over by the President of China, Xi JinPing, in Beijing.

The summit, which is to be held via video conference, was jointly proposed by China, South Africa and Senegal.

All leaders of African countries, Chairperson of the AU Commission, members of the AU Assembly of Heads of State and Government, and rotating chairs of major African sub-regional organisations are expected to participate.

The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Ghebreyesus, and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, will attend the meeting as special guests.

In a statement released by the spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Zhao Li Jian, “Chinese President Xi Jinping will preside over a high-profile China-Africa summit on solidarity against COVID-19 in Beijing on Wednesday. The president will deliver a speech at the summit, which will be held via video conferencing,”

“The summit will not only consolidate consensus between the two sides on solidarity against COVID-19 and advance China-Africa cooperation, but also inject a new impetus into multilateralism and global cooperation against COVID-19.”