Vice-President Kashim Shettima has departed Abuja to represent President Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the G77+China Leaders’ Summit holding in Havana, Cuba from 15th to 17th September, 2023.

He will be joining other world leaders, including the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, at the Summit to deliberate on development issues facing members mostly from the global south.

According to a release issued yesterday by the Director of Infomation in the office of the Vice-President, Olusola Abiola, the Summit will equally explore proactive ways of addressing challenges facing the development of the member-states, leveraging science, technology and innovation to enhance socio-economic growth.

Also, the vice-president will on the sidelines of the Summit hold bilateral meetings with other world leaders to promote Nigeria’s trade and investment relations in line with the economic development diplomacy of President Tinubu’s led administration.

The Havana Summit is being hosted by the President of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, in his capacity as the Chairman of the G77 and China, under the theme: Current Development Challenges: The Role of Science, Technology, and Innovation.