President Muhammadu Buhari departs Abuja on Friday, November 9, 2018 for Paris, France to participate in the first edition of the Paris Peace Forum from November 11-13, 2018.

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

At the event, President Buhari 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.

The president 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.

President Buhari will also attend a luncheon hosted by President Emmanuel Macron of France in honour of visiting heads of delegations.

The president will also have interactive session with the Nigerian Community in France before returning to Nigeria.

President Buhari will be accompanied 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 Babagana Monguno; and the Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Abubakar.

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