Nigerian leader to attend UN General Assembly summit

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday leave Nigeria for New York to attend the 70th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), a statement said on Tuesday.


The president would hold series of meetings and interactions with notable world leaders within and on the sidelines of the main events of the UNGA, said a statement issued by the president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Femi Adesina.

President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari
The president’s talks with the world leaders would mainly be on domestic developmental issues, bilateral relations, the war against terrorism and countering violent extremism, the statement said.

The president would discuss the enhancement of global security, peace-keeping operations, climate change and the adoption of a post 2015 global development agenda in the meetings, it added.

According to the statement, Buhari is also scheduled to address the World Leaders Summit on Violent Extremism to which he was personally invited by Ban Ki Moon during the Secretary-General’s recent visit to Nigeria.

The president will deliver Nigeria’s Statement to the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 28. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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