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President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja, on Sunday, for New York, United States to attend the annual meeting of world leaders, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA77).

Naija News reports that the theme for the 77th session which opened on Tuesday, 13 September, is: “A watershed Moment: Transformative Solutions to Interlocking Challenges.”

Key topics of discussion at the UNGA this year include; the war in Ukraine, the energy crisis, climate action, ending the COVID-19 pandemic, and a special Transforming Education Summit.

President Buhari will take his turn to deliver the National Statement on the second day of the General Debates on Wednesday, 21 September.

Buhari will also participate in High Level meetings and side events including the Nigeria International Economic Partnership Forum (NIEPF), convened by Nigeria in partnership with the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU); Strengthening Coordination through National Humanitarian Development Peace (NHDP) Framework: A practical approach to sustainable durable solutions to ensure no one is left behind, organised by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development; and the EFCC-NEPAD Programme on combating Illicit Financial Flows.

The president is expected to hold strategic bilateral meetings with world leaders, renowned investors and heads of multinational organisations while in New York.

Naija News understands that First Lady, Aisha Buhari, some governors, ministers and top government officials will accompany Buhari on the trip.

The president is expected back in the country on Monday, 26 September.

This article was originally published on Naija News