Ban Ki Moon requests president Buhari’s input to fresh UN resolution against extremism

Ban Ki Moon requests president Buhari’s input to fresh UN resolution against extremism

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United Nation’s Secretary General Mr Ban KiMoon 24th August 2015 (4)President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted an invitation from the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon to a meeting of world leaders in New York which is expected to formulate a fresh plan of action against extremism.

President Barack Obama and President Francois Hollande of France are also expected to participate in the September 28 meeting which will, among other things deliberate on a new United Nations draft resolution on combating extremism worldwide.

President Muhammadu Buhari welcomes the United Nation’s Secretary General Mr Ban Ki Moon at the State House yesterday (24th August 2015) in Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari welcomes the United Nation’s Secretary General Mr Ban Ki Moon at the State House yesterday (24th August 2015) in Abuja

Mr. Ban Ki Moon also invited President Buhari to a meeting of a select group of 25 World leaders in New York on September 27 to deliberate on a global climate change agreement.

In offering the invitations Monday in Abuja, the Secretary-General said they were in recognition of the political will demonstrated by President Buhari in combating terror in Nigeria and dealing with environmental issues.

United Nation’s Secretary General Mr Ban KiMoon 24th August 2015 (2)

Mr. Ban Ki Moon applauded moves by the Buhari Administration to clean up Ogoniland and promised the full support of the United Nations for the exercise.

“We will find ways to complement your leadership on environmental reform. We are happy with your plans for the restoration of Ogoniland and we will see how we can help,” the UN Secretary-General assured President Buhari.

United Nation’s Secretary General Mr Ban KiMoon 24th August 2015 (1)

He said that the UN will welcome President Buhari’s “input and experience” in finalizing plans to introduce a new resolution against extremism at the General Assembly.

Garba Shehu
SSA to the President

 

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