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Cablegate: Nigerian Attendence at Au Summitt

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DEPT FOR AF/RSA AND AF/W
ADDIS FOR USAU

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL KSUM NI
SUBJECT: NIGERIAN ATTENDENCE AT AU SUMMITT

REF: STATE 5670

President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua will head Nigeria's delegation
to the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa. According to the
Villa protocol office, Yar'Adua will be in Addis from January
31 - February 2. Any requests for meetings with the
President should be sent through the Nigerian Embassy in
Addis and double-tracked through the President's protocol
office in Abuja. Nigerian Foreign Minister Chief Ojo
Maduekwe will also attend the summit. His exact travel plans
are still in flux, but MFA contacts advise that he may arrive
on January 26 and stay for the duration of the summit.
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