President Muhammadu Buhari To leave for New York Thursday, To Attend UN 70th Session

President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Nigeria for New York on Thursday for a series of meetings and interactions with notable world leaders within and on the sidelines of the main events of the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.


On the agenda of President Buhari’s talks, deliberations and interactions with the United Nations secretary-General, Mr Ban Ki-Moon, President Barack Obama of the United states, President Francois Hollande of France, Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, President Vladmir Putin of Russia President Xi Jinping of China, Prime Minister Narenda Modi of India and others will be domestic developmental issues, bilateral relations, the war against terrorism, countering violent extremism, the enhancement of global security, peace-keeping operations, climate change and the adoption of a post 2015 global development agenda.


President Buhari who will be accompanied by the Governors of Sokoto, Kaduna, and Niger states, the national security adviser and the Permanent secretaries in the Federal Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Defence, Finance, Health, Industry, Trade and Investment, will deliver Nigeria’s statement to the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly on Monday, September 28.

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