Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has, who earlier on Saturday, departed Abuja for Taormina, Sicily in Italy for the ongoing G7 Summit which began on Friday, May 26, was seen with the U.S President Donald Trump.
According to a statement released earlier on Saturday morning by the Special Assistant on Media to the Acting President, Laolu Akande, the “Acting President, Osinbajo, invited to ongoing G7 summit in Italy to represent Nigeria, leaves this morning and is expected back later in the evening today.”
Members of the G7 made up of the leaders of the United States, Canada, Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Japan – countries collectively known as the Group of Seven (G7) – meet annually to discuss issues affecting the world in general.
The summit kicked off with a ceremony at an ancient Greek theater perched on a cliff overlooking the sea where war ships patrolled the sparkling blue waters. Leaders of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States said they would hold talks on terrorism, Syria, North Korea and the global economy.
“No doubt, this will be the most challenging G7 summit in years,”
Donald Tusk, the former Polish prime minister who chairs summits of European Union leaders, said before the meeting got underway.
The U. S. White House economic adviser, Gary Cohn predicted “robust” discussions on trade and climate.
The summit is being held near Europe’s most active volcano, Mount Etna.
French President Emmanuel Macron, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni and British Prime Minister Theresa May, also be attended the elite club for the first time.