President Muhammadu Buhari and the presidents of Algeria and South Africa, as well as the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, under the auspices of the “G4” on Thursday, resolved to strengthen the platform for the resolution of the various issues confronting the African continent.
At a meeting on Thursday in Brussels, Belgium, ahead of the 6th European Union (EU)-African Union (AU) summit taking place in the country, the four African leaders used the opportunity to discuss crisis areas in Africa with a view to coming up with practical and effective solutions.
Buhari and his colleagues stressed the need to strengthen the G4 within the AU as a platform for bringing African countries together, coordinating actions and reactions for the continent in a more proactive manner, and looking at how decisions in the AU could be better implemented.
The African leaders also agreed to convene a formal summit to chart a road map for Africa in the coming months.
The G4 Platform, an initiative of Abiy Ahmed, the Ethiopian Prime Minister, was set up towards discussing, proffering solutions as well as aggregating positions to ensure that the African Union carries its work forward successfully, efficiently and quickly too.
This was disclosed in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, on Friday.
Buhari also held a bilateral meeting with Milos Zeman, the President of the Czech Republic, who renewed his country’s trust in the Nigerian number one citizen, describing Nigeria as the most important country in ECOWAS as well as one of Africa’s greatest.