Buhari Jets Out To France, Britain, To Push For Global Unity Against Terrorism
President Muhammadu Buhari will begin an official visit to France and
Britain tomorrow , Tuesday, February 2, 2016 .
At his first stop in Strasbourg, France, President Buhari will on
Wednesday, February 3 , address a special session of the European Union
Parliament to be attended by members of the executive and legislative arms
of the Union.
The President’s address is expected to focus on terrorism, violent
extremism, corruption, Nigeria and Africa’s current security, economic and
developmental challenges, as well as the need for greater support from
the European Union and advanced nations for their rapid resolution.
President Buhari will also hold talks with the President of the European
Parliament, Mr. Martin Schulz and the President of the European
Commission, Mr. Jean-Claude Juncker on the same issues before leaving
Strasbourg for London to join other world leaders at the Supporting Syria
and The Region Conference scheduled to open in the British capital on
Thursday, February 4, 2016 .
The President will use the opportunity of his participation in the
conference which is being co-hosted by Britain, Germany, Norway, Kuwait
and the United Nations to continue his push for more global understanding,
collaboration and support for Nigeria and other countries in the
frontlines of the war against terrorism who are striving to overcome its
very adverse effects on affected populations.
He is due back in Nigeria at the weekend.
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