President Buhari Arrives In New York
President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in the United States to attend the 70th United Nations General Assembly in New York.
The President left with a 22-man delegation for the ten-hour-journey just after celebrating Eid-el Kabir in his home town in Daura.
President Buhari is expected to hold 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.
Top on the agenda 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 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.