President Muhammadu Buhari has left Nigeria for Paris, France. 

He is expected to participate in the first edition of the Paris Peace Forum that will hold between November 11 and 13, 2018. 

The President departed Abuja on Friday.

Paris Peace Forum is an event organised by the French Government and a number of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and it is based on the “simple idea that international cooperation is key to tackling global challenges and ensuring durable peace".

A statement by the spokesman for the President, Femi Adesina, said Buhari would join the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio 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 November 11, 1918 between the Allied Forces and Germany in the forest of Compiegne in France to end the First World War.

"During his visit to Paris, President Buhari will attend a luncheon hosted by President Emmanuel Macron of France in honour of visiting heads of delegations," the statement read.

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Nigerians in France will also have the opportunity of meeting the President before he returns to Nigeria.

According to Mr Adesina, 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 Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami; the National Security Adviser, Maj-Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd); and the Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Abubakar.

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