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Vice President Sambo Arrives Mongolia for CoD Meeting

Written By Joseph Y. Musa on Sunday, April 28, 2013 | 4/28/2013 09:03:00 am

Vice President Namadi Sambo Saturday arrived Ulaambaatar, the Mongolian capital,  for the seventh meeting of the Community of Democracies (CoD).

Sambo, is representing President Goodluck Jonathan at  the  global conference on democracy which started yesterday and ends on Monday. The vice president will engage stakeholders on Nigeria’s democratic gains and her leading role in the democratic transition in Africa.

Nigerian is a member of the governing council of the Member States. The Member States of the CoD had elected Nigeria as the incoming President of the council for the period 2015-2017. Earlier this month, the  Federal Government organised a two-day national workshop with  the theme “Strengthening Democratic Transition and Institutions” which it hopes to adopt as the theme of her presidency of the governing council.

The governing council is the nucleus of the CoD. Through its initiatives, activities were nurtured to support democratic processes in individual countries. Other member states are Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Finland, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, South Africa, Republic Of Korea, Sweden, United States and Uruguay.

The conference holds every two years to review the organisation’s activities at supporting democratic processes in individual countries. The conference was first convened at Warsaw in 2000 where the Final Declaration towards the Community of Democracies was signed.

The vice president who was accompanied by his wife,  Amina , and  the governor of Gombe State, Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo,  was received by the Vice Minister Foreign Affairs of Mongolia,  D Gankhuyaf,; Nigeria’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Viola Onwuliri; Nigerian ambassador to China,  Amb Aminu Wali, and Nigeria’s  ambassador to Poland, Amb Samuel Wodi Jimba, on arrival at the Chinggis Khan airport Ulaanbaatar. Mongolia.
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