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Buhari addresses UN General Assembly on Friday


President Muhammadu Buhari will on Friday address the 76th session of the high-level general debate of the UN General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York on Friday.

The Nigerian leader would deliver his address around 9:00 a.m. (around 2:00 p.m. Nigerian time) to other world leaders during the morning session.

Mr Buhari will speak to the theme of the Assembly and other global issues.

The theme for the 76th session is, “Building Resilience Through Hope – To Recover from COVID-19, Rebuild Sustainably, Respond to the Needs of the Planet, Respect the Rights of People and Revitalise the United Nation.’’

Friday’s session will also include speeches by leaders from The Gambia, South Sudan, Republic of Benin, Senegal and Germany, among others.

The Nigerian leader has participated in some bilateral meetings with a number of leaders of other countries’ delegations and heads of International Development organisations.

Mr Buhari has met with the President of Burundi, Evariste Ndayishimiye, held a meeting with Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General of the World Trade Organisation and also attended the UN Food Systems Summit.

On Thursday, Mr Buhari held a bilateral meeting with Maxima Zorreguieta, Queen of The Netherlands, where he begged for support from the European nation. He also participated in a hybrid high-level event, tagged “Transformative Actions for Nature and People”.

In addition, the Nigerian delegation had participated in other high-level meetings such as the commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Adoption of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action on Reparations, Racial Justice and Equality for People of African Descent.

The delegation also attended a high level plenary meeting to commemorate and promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, among others.


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