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President Buhari to Attend Paris Peace Forum
Revealed in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina. today, the president will be leaving Abuja to attend the first edition of the forum.
The forum organised by the French Government and a number of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), is based on the “simple idea that international cooperation is key to tackling global challenges and ensuring durable peace.”
The statement reveals that the president will be joining the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres and other world leaders in discussing contributions towards global peace, highlighting the imperative of collective action.
The president will also join other world leaders to commemorate the centenary anniversary of the Armistice signed on November 11, 1918, between the Allied Forces and Germany in the forest of Compiegne in France to end the First World War.
President Buhari will also attend a luncheon hosted by his French President Emmanuel Macron, in honour of visiting heads of delegations.
Before returning to Abuja, the President and his delegation will have an interactive session with the Nigerian Community in France.
The President will be accompanied on the trip by Governors of Katsina, Anambra and Ekiti States Aminu Masari, Willie Obiano and Kayode Fayemi, respectively, including the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami; the National Security Adviser, Maj-Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd); and the Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Abubakar.