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Shettima to represent Tinubu at UN, Russia-Africa summits

THE Vice President, Senator Kashim Shettima will represent President Bola Tinubu at the United Nations Food Systems Summit in Rome as well as the Russia-Africa Summit.

Shettima is scheduled to depart Abuja today for the two major international Summits in Rome, Italy and St Petersburg, Russia.

This was revealed in a statement today by his spokesman, Olusola Abiola.

The Vice President will join other global leaders at the Rome event, for the first Stocktaking Moment (STM) Summit themed “Transforming Food Systems for People, Planet and Prosperity,” scheduled from Monday, 24th to Wednesday, 26th July.

During the summit, the Vice President will chair a high-level session themed “Innovative Financing for Food System Transformation: the Case of Nigeria” and the side event on “Scaling up Multi Stakeholders Collaboration and Investment in the Implementation of Food Systems Transformation Pathways in Nigeria.”

The event is being organised in collaboration with the Rome-based UN Agencies, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and the World Food Programme (WFP), as well as the UN Food Systems Coordination Hub and wider UN system.

Following the summit, Shettima will travel from Rome to St. Petersburg in Russia on Wednesday, July 26.

“While in Russia, the Vice President will join other political and business leaders at the 2nd Russia–Africa Summit and Russia–Africa Economic and Humanitarian Forum focused on strategizing to enhance relations between Russia and the African continent, among other benefits,” the statement read.

“Also, Vice President Shettima will participate in bilateral meetings with representatives of relevant Russian senior government officials and business leaders to discuss relations between Russia and Nigeria.”

Accompanied by senior government officials from Ministries, Departments and Agencies, the Vice President is expected back in the country at the end of the week.

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