President Muhammadu Buhari will on Friday depart Abuja for Paris, France, to participate in the first edition of the Paris Peace Forum which opens on Sunday and ends on Tuesday.The Peace Forum is organised by the French Government and a number of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs).
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, made this known in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday.
Adesina disclosed that the Nigerian President would join the United Nations Secretary-General, Anto
nio 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 Nov. 11, 1918 between the Allied Forces and Germany in the forest of Compiegne in France to end the First World War.
President Buhari will be accompanied to Paris by Governors Aminu Masari, Willie Obiano and Kayode Fayemi of Katsina, Anambra and Ekiti States, respectively. Others include the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami; the National Security Adviser, retired Maj-Gen. Babagana Monguno; the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; and the Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Abubakar are all included in the trip.
The News Agency of Nigeria NAN, reports that the Paris Peace Forum will be centred on five themes: peace and security, the environment, development, digital and new technologies and the inclusive economy.