President Buhari to attend 73rd UN General Assembly

President Buhari to attend 73rd UN General Assembly

The 73rd United Nations General Assembly will begin on September 18 and take place at UN headquarters in New York and the General Debate will be held from September 25 to October 1. The theme for this year’s UNGA is:“Making the United Nations relevant to all People: Global Leadership and shared responsibilities for peaceful, equitable and sustainable development “.

President Muhammadu Buhari will lead Nigeria’s delegation at the 73rd United Nations General Assembly in New York and will speak on the first day between 8 pm to 9 pm.

The President hopes to use the opportunity provided to assert Nigeria’s position on Global issues along with his delegation that includes ministers and heads of agencies and permanent secretaries to the event. President Buhari has been placed as number 20th on the list of speakers out of the 193 world leaders that will address the assembly .

“It an opportunity for him to assert Nigeria’s position globally and to put forward our ideas and our vision going forward as a global community. The President will address the 73rd Session of the High-Level General Debate of the UN General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York on September 25. He will deliver Nigeria’s National Statement on the first day of the general debate of the General Assembly high-level events, It is extremely important and it is a rare opportunity for Nigeria as a country to engage with the other countries of the world,” The Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama said.
He also stated that the President will hold bilateral meetings with the UN Secretary-General, world leaders and strategic partners during this period.

“Nigeria’s expected outcome at the 73rd UNGA should be to achieve a well-planned, synchronised and successful participation of Nigeria at the 73rd Session, under the guidance of Mr President.

“It will be weighed against the backdrop of externalisation of Nigeria’s foreign policy objectives through effective engagement,” Onyeama said.