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Buhari to address 77th UN General Assembly

Key topics of discussion at this years’ UNGA include the war in Ukraine, the global energy crisis, climate action, and COVID-19.

• September 17, 2022
President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo Credit: Premium Times Nigeria]

President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to depart Abuja on Sunday to attend the 77th General Assembly of the United Nations (UNGA77).

He will address the UNGA on September 21, his media aide, Femi Adesina stated in Abuja on Saturday.

“Aside his National Statement, the president will also participate in high level meetings and side events including the Nigeria International Economic Partnership Forum (NIEPF),” Mr Adesina stated.

The forum is convened by Nigeria in partnership with the Business Council for International Understanding.

Adesina added that the president would also participate in the EFCC-NEPAD programme on combating illicit financial flows.

“President Buhari will also hold strategic bilateral meetings with world leaders, renowned investors and heads of multinational organisations while in New York,” he added.

The theme for the 77th session which opened on Tuesday, September 13 is: “A watershed moment: Transformative solutions to interlocking challenges.”

Key topics of discussion at the UNGA this year include the war in Ukraine, the global energy crisis, climate action, and ending the COVID-19 pandemic.

The UNGA will also hold a special summit on transforming education.

On the entourage of the president are his wife, Aisha, some governors, ministers and top government officials.

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

(NAN)

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