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Jonathan arrives New York for 67th UN General Assembly

24 September 2012, 08:46

New York - President Goodluck Jonathan arrived in New York on Sunday for the 67th General Assembly of the UN.

 Jonathan was received at the John F. Kennedy International Airport by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Olugbenga Ashiru, Nigeria’s Ambassador to the U.S., Prof. Ade Adefuye, Nigeria High Commissioner to Canada, Chief Ojo  Maduekwe and  Prof. Joy Ogwu, Nigeria's Permanent Representative to the UN.

The New York Correspondent of the News Agency of the Nigeria (NAN) reports that the President was also received by Gov. Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State.

Jonathan is among the first 38 Heads of State who will speak at the General Assembly on Sept. 25 on Peaceful Resolution of International Disputes.

While in the New York, the President is also scheduled to meet with other world leaders, including the Presidents of China, France, South Korea, Brazil, Bulgaria, Finland and Switzerland.

The President is to deliver a speech at the high-level meeting on Rule of Law at the UN Headquarters on Monday.

He will join the Prime Minister of Norway, Mr Jens Stoltenberg with whom he currently serves as co-chair of the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children.

Jonathan will also attend a meeting on the Nigerian economy, meet with the Chairman and top executives of the oil giant, ExxonMobil.

He will attend a reception hosted by President Barack Obama of the U.S. and the UN Secretary-General on the eradication of polio.



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