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Buhari leaves for Paris Peace forum


President Muhammadu Buhari is to attend the first ever Paris Peace Forum schedules to hold in the French capital between November 11 and 13, 2018 aimed at discussing issues of global peace.

The Paris Forum is Organised by the French Government and a number of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), based on the “simple idea that international cooperation is key to tackling global challenges and ensuring durable peace.”

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina said in a statement that the Nigerian President 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.

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Adesina said that 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.

He said further that President Buhari will also attend a luncheon hosted by President Emmanuel Macron of France in honour of visiting heads of delegations and attend an interactive session with the Nigeria community in France before returning to Abuja.

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President Buhari is accompanied on the trip 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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