Buhari attends Peace Forum in Paris

Buhari attends Peace Forum in Paris
November 09 23:25 2018

By Ahmed Idris

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday departed Abuja for Paris, France, to participate in the first edition of the Paris Peace Forum scheduled to take place between November 11 and November 13, 2018.

Organised by the French government and a number of non-governmental organisations, the forum is based on the “simple idea that international cooperation is key to tackling global challenges and ensuring durable peace.”

The President would 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, the President would 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, the President would also 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 would have an interactive session with the Nigerian community in France.

The President 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, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama; the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami; the National Security Adviser, Maj-Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd); and the Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Abubakar.