President Buhari Arrives Paris For Official Visit, Peace Forum


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

In a statement, Buhari will afterward attend the three-day Paris Peace Forum (PPF). It was gathered that the President’s plane touched down at Le Bourget Airport at 2.45 pm.

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

From Thursday, President 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.

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The President 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 Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.

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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