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PMB to participate in forum on China/Africa cooperation holding in SA

President Muhammadu Buhari will be in South Africa on Thursday to participate in the Forum on China/Africa Cooperation which would hold in Johannesburg on Fourth and Fifth of December.

In a statement, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media  and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said that President Buhari, at the forum would follow up his meeting with the Chinese Leader Xi Jinping which took place in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meeting in November.

President Buhari had indicated to Xi Jinping, the Chinese leader at the bilateral meeting in New York that he wanted China to re-commence stalled rail projects under new terms that would see China providing nearly all the financing required.

President Buhari is also expected to discuss ways of removing all obstacles in the way of the three thousand and fifty megawatts Mambila Power Station, considered a strategic project which was conceived in 1982 but has not taken off.

The statement added that President, who will be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema; Minister of Transportation, Chubuike Amaechi; and the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah, will return to Abuja this Saturday.

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