President Goodluck Jonathan was expected to leave Abuja Tuesday night for London and Paris, according to a statement from the presidential spokesman, Dr Reuben Abati.
While in London, President Jonathan is expected to attend the launching of the Olusegun Obasanjo Foundation in London on Friday.
He would also meet with the British Prime Minister, Mr David Cameron, where he would confer with him on matters of vital interest to both Nigerian and Britain, such as the expansion of trade and economic relations between Nigeria and Britain, as well as the enhancement of cooperation between both countries on the war against terrorism.
In Paris, President Jonathan’s meeting with the French President, Francois Hollande would centre on the ongoing deployment of Nigerian and ECOWAS troops to Mali to support the current military action against insurgents and terrorists in Northern Mali.
On his way to London, President Jonathan will stop over in Cairo, Egypt to participate in the conference of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) scheduled to open there today.
The President who will be accompanied by the First Lady and relevant government officials is due back in Abuja on Monday.