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Osinbajo To Attend Meeting With African, European Leaders

Osinbajo To Attend Meeting With African, European LeadersVice President will attend a meeting alongside other African and European leaders in Vienna, the Austrian capital holding on Monday, December 17 and Tuesday, December 18.

This was disclosed in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity, .

According to the statement,  Osinbajo is expected to deliver a talk during the Africa-Europe High-Level Forum with other African and European Heads of States or Government.

The vice-president will be speaking on the theme of the forum:‘Taking cooperation to the digital age,’ with a view to promote innovation and digitalisation for the benefit of participants.
The forum is to check “how current partnerships between Africa and Europe contribute to this goal, complementing the ongoing implementation of the joint declaration of the 2017 Abidjan Summit between the African Union and the European Union.”
The African and European leaders would also highlight the “importance of unlocking the potential of the digital economy for Africa and Europe. It also aims at contributing to the Africa-Europe Alliance for Sustainable Investment and Jobs.”

The Vice President would also use the opportunity of his trip to hold a town-hall meeting with the Nigerian community in Austria.

He is also expected to attend several bilateral meetings with European government leaders, including the Prime Minister of Czech Republic, ; Prime Minister of Finland, H.E. Juha Petri Sipilä; the Federal Chancellor of Austria, His Excellency, ; and the UK Minister for Africa, .

Before his expected return to the country on Tuesday, Osinbajo would also meet with top officials of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.


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