President Muhammadu Buhari departs Abuja today for the first edition of the Peace Forum in Paris, France.
This was disclosed by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina who said Buhari is scheduled to partake in the first edition of the Paris Peace Forum in France from November 11 to 13.
Adesina explained the forum, organized by the French Government and a number of Non-Governmental Organizations, is themed based on the “simple idea that international cooperation is key to tackling global challenges and ensuring durable peace.”
Buhari would be joined by the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, and other world leaders in tackling the issues of global peace while emphasizing the importance of collective action.
The statement added, “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.
“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.
“Before returning to Abuja, the President and his delegation will have an interactive session with the Nigerian community in France.”
The President would be accompanied by three state governors and other top government officials.
They include Aminu Masari (Katsina); Willie Obiano (Anambra) and Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti).
Buhari, according to the statement, will be accompanied on the trip by three state governors and other top government officials.
Others include the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami; the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno; and the Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Abubakar.