Nigerian Vice President, Namadi Sambo is in Ulaambaatar, Mongolia for the 7th meeting of the Community of Democracies (CoD).
He is representing President Goodluck Jonathan on the Global Conference on
Democracy holding in that country between the 27th and 29th April 2013.
The Vice president will engage stakeholders on Nigeria’s democratic gains and her leading role in the democratic transition in Africa.
Nigeria is a member of the Governing Council of Member States of CoD and has been selected as the incoming President of the council for the period 2015-2017.
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.
Earlier this month, Nigerian government organised a two-day national workshop on 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.
The conference holds every two years to review the organisation’s activities at supporting democratic processes in individual countries.
In 2000, the Final Declaration towards the Community of Democracies was signed in Warsaw at the maiden cobference.
Vice President Sambo is accompanied by his wife, Amina and the Governor of Gombe State, north east Nigeria, Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo.