President Muhammadu Buhari is set to leave Nigeria for New York on Thursday, September 24, to hold several important meetings with key world leaders.
Buahari will be attending the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, in the course of which he will have converstaions with UN Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon, US President Barack Obama, French leader Francois Hollande, UK Prime Minister David Cameron, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, Russian President Vladimir Putin, President of China Xi Jinping and Indian PM Narenda Modi.
According to The Punch, this was made known by Buhari’s adviser Femi Adesina thorough the Tuesday statement. The issues of counter-terrorism, security improvement and climate change will be discussed among other aspects.
The Nigerian number one politician, who is travelling together with his convoy consisting of country top officials, is set to deliver his statement September 28.
“President Buhari is also scheduled to address the World Leaders Summit on ‘Violent Extremism’ – to which he was personally invited by Mr. Ban-Ki Moon during the Secretary-General’s recent visit to Nigeria.
“Also on the President’s busy schedule in New York are a meeting of the African Union’s Peace and Security Council, a high-level roundtable on South-South Cooperation organised by President Xi Jinping of China and the United Nations, and participation in the launching of an updated global health strategy for women and children.”
The Nigerian delegation has also in plans to hold meetings with US ex-president Bill Clinton, businessman Bill Gates and former UK PM Gordon Brown. On September 29 Buhari is to return to Abuja.
It should be recalled that President Buhari has recently met with Hollande in France in the course of his three-day visit. The Nigerian leader disclosed that his government was holding talks with Boko Haram key figures regarding the release of the Chibok girls.