Buhari travels to Paris for Peace Forum

Buhari on his way to France

President Muhammadu Buhari has departed Abuja for Paris, France to participate in the first edition of the Paris Peace Forum holding November 11 to 13, 2018.

Organised by the French Government and a number of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), the forum, according to a statement issued by the president's special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, is based on the “simple idea that international cooperation is key to tackling global challenges and ensuring durable peace.”

The Nigerian president, the statement noted, will join the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres and other world leaders in discussing contributions towards global peace while underscoring the imperative of collective action.

"While in Paris, President Buhari 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," the statement added.

It also noted that during his visit to Paris, President Buhari will attend a luncheon hosted by President Emmanuel Macron of France in honour of visiting heads of delegations.

NEWSMART gathered that before returning to Abuja, the president and his delegation will have an interactive session with the Nigerian community in France.

President Buhari is accompanied to Paris by Governors Aminu Masari, Willie Obiano and Kayode Fayemi of Katsina, Anambra and Ekiti States, respectively. 

Others include 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.

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