By G9ija

President Muhammadu Buhari and three governors will leave Abuja on Friday for Paris, France, to participate in the first edition of the Paris Peace Forum.

President Buhari will be accompanied to Paris by Governors Aminu Masari of Katsina, Willie Obiano of Anambra, and Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State.

The forum holding from November 11 to November 13, 2018 is organised by the French Government and a number of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs).

According to Mr. Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), the forum is based on the “simple idea that international cooperation is key to tackling global challenges and ensuring durable peace”.

The Nigerian President will join the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres and other world leaders in discussing contributions towards global peace while underscoring the imperative of collective action.

While in Paris, President Buhari will also join other world leaders to commemorate the centenary anniversary of the Armistice signed on November 11, 1918 between the Allied Forces and Germany in the forest of Compiegne in France to end the First World War.

During his visit to Paris, President Buhari will attend a luncheon hosted by President Emmanuel Macron of France in honour of visiting heads of delegations.

Before returning to Abuja, the President and his delegation will have an interactive session with the Nigerian Community in France.

Others accompanying Buhari are the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami; the National Security Adviser, Maj-Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd); and the Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Abubakar.

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