New York: Buhari Leaves for UN General Assembly

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President Muhammadu Buhari has departed Abuja for New York, United States, to attend the annual meeting of world leaders, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA77).

Also, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo left Abuja for London to represent Nigeria at some events during the State Funeral for Queen Elizabeth ll of the United Kingdom.

Media Adviser to the President, Mr Femi Adesina, said the theme for the 77th session was captioned, “A watershed Moment: Transformative Solutions to Interlocking Challenges.”

Besides, the statement identified key topics of discussion at this year’s UNGA including the war in Ukraine, the energy crisis, climate action, and how to end the COVID-19 pandemic.

The statement added that President Buhari would take his turn to deliver an address on the second day of the General Debates on Wednesday, September 21.

Aside from his address, the President will participate in high-level meetings and side events including the Nigeria International Economic Partnership Forum (NIEPF), convened by Nigeria in partnership with the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU); Strengthening Coordination through National Humanitarian Development Peace (NHDP) Framework: A practical approach to sustainable durable solutions to ensure no one is left behind, organized by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development; and the EFCC-NEPAD Programme on combating Illicit Financial Flows.

The president will also hold strategic bilateral meetings with world leaders, renowned investors, and heads of multinational organizations while in New York.

On the entourage of the President are the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, some governors, ministers, and top government officials.

The president is expected back in the country on Monday, September 26.

Source: This Day

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