President Muhammadu Buhari leaves Abuja on Friday for Paris, France, the Presidency has said.
A statement by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said the President is scheduled to participate in the first edition of the Paris Peace Forum slated for November 11 to 13.
Adesina said, the forum organised by the French Government and a number of Non-Governmental Organisations, was based on the “simple idea that international cooperation is key to tackling global challenges and ensuring durable peace.”
According to him, the Nigerian 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, 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 spokesman added.
The statement said, Mr President will be accompanied on the trip by three state governors and other top government officials.
They include Aminu Masari (Katsina); Willie Obiano (Anambra) and Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti).