President Muhammadu Buhari has departed Abuja for Aswan, Egypt, to attend the Aswan Forum. The forum will hold from December 11 to 12.

The Aswan Forum is an initiative of the Chairman of the African Union (AU) and the President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. The goal of the Forum is to address the interconnections between peace and development in Africa, while promoting Africa-led solutions through strengthening policies and practices.

President Buhari is accompanied on the trip by Governors Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa, Godwin Obaseki of Edo and Mai Mala Buni of Yobe states. They departed from the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.