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Buhari Visits France, UK for Terrorism, Corruption, Others


President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday begin an official visit to France and Britain.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said this in a statement on Monday.
Adesina said the President would, at his first stop in Strasbourg, France, on Wednesday, address a special session of the European Union Parliament to be attended by members of the executive and legislative arms of the Union.
He said Buhari’s address was expected to focus on terrorism, violent extremism, corruption, Nigeria and Africa’s current security, economic and developmental challenges as well as the need for greater support from the European Union and advanced nations for their rapid resolution.
He said Buhari would also hold talks with European Parliament President Martin Schulz and the President of the European Commission, Mr. Jean-Claude Juncker, on the same issues before leaving Strasbourg for London to join other world leaders at the Supporting Syria and The Region Conference scheduled to open in the British capital on Thursday.
He said the President would use the opportunity of his participation in the conference, being co-hosted by Britain, Germany, Norway, Kuwait and the United Nations, to continue his push for more global understanding, collaboration and support for Nigeria and other countries in the frontline of the war against terrorism that were striving to overcome its “very adverse effects on affected populations”.
According to the Presidential spokesman, President Buhari is due back in Nigeria at the weekend.

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