President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Mali for a one-day peace mission visit.
Buhari’s arrival was confirmed in a tweet by his personal assistant on new media, Mr Bashir Ahmad.
The visit is aimed at finding a political solution to the crisis in the country.
Daily Times reports that in a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Femi Adesina, the President’s planned visit followed the briefing by the ECOWAS Special Envoy to the country, former President Goodluck Jonathan.
President Buhari and the ECOWAS Chairman, President Issoufou Mahamadou of Niger Republic had already agreed to meet in Mali to engage in further consultations towards finding a political solution to the crisis in the country, the statement said.
The two leaders are expected to be joined by the Host President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Presidents Machy Sall of Senegal, Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana and Alassane Ouattara of Cote d’Ivoire respectively.
“We will ask the President of Niger, who is the Chairman of ECOWAS to brief us as a group, and we will then know the way forward,” President Buhari was quoted as saying.