From left: President Muhammadu Buhari, Prime Minister David Cameron and President Seretse Kharma of Botswana at the Commonwealth Group Meeting on Corruption in Malta, yesterday
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday left Malta for Paris where he will present Nigeria’s statement at the United Nations Climate Change Conference scheduled to begin in the French capital today.
President Buhari had last Thursday left Abuja for Malta where he participated in the 2015 Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting which ended yesterday.
He was scheduled to join about 150 other world leaders today at the Leaders Event on the opening day of the climate change conference to be hosted by President Francois Hollande of France and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki Moon.
Buhari was also billed to participate in a summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission and Benin Republic which has been scheduled to take place on December 2 in Paris on the sidelines of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change.
Deliberations at the Paris meeting of the Lake Chad Basin Commission and Benin Republic will focus mainly on the war against Boko Haram and other security issues of common interest to participating countries.
President Buhari was accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama; the Minister of Environment, Mrs. Amina Mohammed and the National Security Adviser, retired Major-General Babagana Monguno.