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Buhari's UN Assembly itinerary confirmed

22 September 2015, 20:50

Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday leave Nigeria for United States for some meetings with world leaders during  the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, confirmed the development.

The war against terrorism, countering violent extremism, the enhancement of global security, peace-keeping operations, climate change and the adoption of a post-2015 global development agenda will top the President agenda with the world leaders.

Also read: Amaechi angry with Buhari

On the agenda of President Buhari's talks, deliberations and interactions with the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki Moon, President Barack Obama of the United States, President Francois Hollande of France, Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, President Vladmir Putin of Russia, President Xi Jinping of China, Prime Minister Narenda Modi of India among others.

Other issues to be discussed include domestic developmental issues, bilateral relations, the war against terrorism, countering violent extremism, the enhancement of global security, peace-keeping operations, climate  change and the adoption of a post 2015 global development agenda.

He will meet with former President Bill Clinton of the United States, Bill Gates of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation which is assisting Nigeria in several areas including polio eradication, and former Prime Minister Gordon Brown of Britain, the United Nations Special Envoy on Global Education, who is one of the main drivers of the Safe Schools Initiative.

The President will conclude his visit to New York on Tuesday next week upon which he will return to Abuja on the same day. ­



- CAJ News


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