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President Buhari Attends UN Plenary On Refugees And Migrants

President Buhari on Monday attended the opening of high level plenary on ‘Addressing Movements of Refugees and Migrants’ at the UN Headquarters in New York.

The Nigerian President was with his Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama; Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazzau and Governor of Zamfara state, Abubakar Yari.

President Muhammadu Buhari is in New York for the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly, and is one of the five speakers scheduled to address the plenary session.
President Buhari joins over 190 world leaders for the high level opening meeting, which will address issues regarding large movements of refugees and migrants.

This is the first time the General Assembly has called for a summit at the Heads of State and Government level on large movements of refugees and migrants.

It is a historic opportunity to come up with a blueprint for a better international response.
It is also a watershed moment to strengthen governance of international migration and a unique opportunity for creating a more responsible, predictable system for responding to large movements of refugees and migrants.

The President will also be attending the AU Peace and Security Council meeting at the AU Observer Mission Office, before meeting with the British Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Mr Matthew Rycroft CBE.

While in New York, he is also expected to sign the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
President Buhari arrived at the JFK International Airport at about 7.30 p.m. local time on Saturday, (Sunday, 1:30 a.m. Nigerian time).

He was received by the Nigerian Charge De Affairs In New York, Mr Anthony Bosa.


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