Merkel and Buhari to tackle illegal migration

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in Nigeria for the last leg of her West African tour, which has already taken her to Senegal and Ghana. The trip aims to increase economic relations between West Africa and Germany, as well as work towards reducing the flow of migrants from the region to Europe.

During her meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in the capital, Abuja, she is expected to discuss ways to strengthen economic cooperation between their countries, including how to improve regulatory conditions for foreign investors to Nigeria.

President Buhari and Chancellor Merkel will also touch on the subject of illegal migration, a key internal issue for the German leader, whose trip to West Africa has coincided with violent anti-immigration protests in eastern Germany. BBC

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