President Buhari arrives Paris for Peace Forum

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Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday afternoon arrived in Paris, the French capital, for a one-day official visit as a guest of President Emmanuel Macron at Palais de l’Élysée.

Buhari’s plane touched down at Le Bourget Airport at 2.45 pm.

The President will afterwards attend the three-day Paris Peace Forum (PPF), November 11-13, 2021.

During the official visit on Wednesday, Buhari will meet with his French counterpart to discuss issues of mutual interest for both countries, particularly improving partnership on security, strengthening economic ties and working jointly on education, health and halting the threats of COVID-19 to the global economy.

From Thursday, Buhari will join world leaders, heads of international organizations, leaders of civil society and the private sector at Grande Halle de La Villette to strategize on better governance for a world of peace, with plenaries, masterclasses and workshops.

This was disclosed by Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President Media and Publicity, on Tuesday.

Buhari is scheduled to make a remark at the event to share the peculiarity of the Nigerian experience with the world and efforts undertaken so far for peace.

Other speakers include President Macron, Vice President Kamala Harris of the United States, and the Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina.

This year, the leaders will review 80 projects designed to improve peace across the globe and ensure more harmonious living, like reforming capitalism for more impact on the global economy, responding to the urgency of climate change, fake news and the challenge it poses on journalism and cyber security.

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