President Muhammadu Buhari departed Abuja on Friday, for Paris, France, to participate in the first edition of the Paris Peace Forum, scheduled to hold from November 11 to 13, 2018.
According to a statement by his special adviser media, Femi Adesina, the forum, which was 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.
He said 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.
While in Paris, Adesina said 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 President, according to Adesina, will 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 will have an interactive session with the Nigerian community in France.
President Buhari was accompanied 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 and the Attorney-General and minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.”