Buhari arrives in Chad for session with Heads of State

2019-04-14 17:47:26

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Chad to participate in the Extraordinary Session of the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD).

The Nigerian president arrived Saturday morning along with members of his entourage, in prelude to a meeting with other regional leaders who would join their host and current Chairperson of CEN-SAD Conference, President Idriss Deby Itno, to deliberate on political and security issues, among others.

A statement by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, on Friday, said the leaders would deliberate on state of peace and ways to address multifaceted threats in CEN-SAD area, especially the Takfiri Boko Haram group and refugees.

Created by the Treaty of Tripoli on February 4, 1998, with six founding members, Nigeria joined the current 29-member regional economic community in 2001.

The group seeks mainly to create a free trade area in Africa as well as to "strengthen peace, security and stability, and achieve global economic and social development of its members."

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