Paris - President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday arrived in Paris, France, to join other world leaders that are participating in a summit on peace and security in Africa.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports the president and his entourage arrived at a Military Airforce Base in Paris at about 10.30 a.m.
Jonathan was accompanied by the First Lady, Dame Patience and some Presidential Aides.
He was received at the airport by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr Nurudeen Mohammed, and the Nigerian Ambassador to France, Hakeem Suleiman.
NAN reports that no fewer than 50 Heads of State and Government are participating in the Elysee Palace Summit being hosted by President Francois Hollande of France.
The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, heads of European institutions and leaders of Africa’s sub-regional and continental organisations such as the AU and ECOWAS are also participating in the summit.
The summit is scheduled to discuss peace and security in Africa, economic partnership, sustainable development and climate change.
Hollande and Valerie Trierweiler are billed to host all heads of delegation to the summit and their spouses to a state dinner.
Nigeria’s first lady Patience will participate in an advocacy meeting on sexual violence against women in conflict to be hosted by Trierweiler at the Orsay Museum in Paris.
It will be recalled that the president and the first lady had on Tuesday left Abuja for Paris, but had a stopover in Germany for a private visit.