Vice President Kashim Shettima has left Nigeria for Rome, capital of Italy and St Petersburg in Russia to represent President Bola Tinubu at two major international Summits.
A statement from the Presidency said that the Vice President, who left today, July 23, will, in Rome, join other global leaders for the first Stocktaking Moment (STM) Summit, themed: “Transforming Food Systems for People, Planet and Prosperity.” It scheduled to hold tomorrow, July 24 and end on July 26.
The statement said that 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.”
It said that the event is being organized 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 World Food Programme (WFP), as well as the UN Food Systems Coordination Hub and wider UN system.
“Vice President Shettima will then proceed from Rome to St. Petersburg in Russia to represent the President at the Russia-Africa Summit scheduled from Wednesday, 26th to Saturday, 29th July.
“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.
“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.
“Vice President Shettima who is accompanied by senior government officials from Ministries, Departments and Agencies, is expected back in the country at the end of the week.”