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PHOTOS: Buhari Joins Heads of Government For 2015 Commonwealth Meeting In Malta


left Abuja on Thursday, November 26, for to participate in the 2015 Commonwealth Heads of Meeting which begins in the island nation on Friday.

The Commonwealth is made up of Britain, Nigeria and 51 other countries that work together to pursue common goals and promote development, democracy, peace, security and good governance.

According to a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, President Buhari and other Heads of State and who will be in for this year’s summit are expected to deliberate on fresh Commonwealth initiatives on development and with a view to adding greater value to ongoing global efforts in these areas.


British Prime Minister David Cameron being welcomed by Prime Minister of Malta Dr Joseph Muscat and his wife as he arrives to participate at the Opening of the 2015 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Malta on 27th Nov 2015   

A new Secretary-General of the Commonwealth who will take over from the incumbent, Kamalesh Sharma, will be announced at the summit which will also feature the presentation of a progress report on the eradication of polio.

The Head of the Commonwealth, Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, will formally declare the summit open and host a banquet in honour of President Buhari and other participating Heads of State and Government.

At the conclusion of the Summit on Sunday, President Buhari will leave Malta for Paris, France, where he will present Nigeria’s statement at the United Nations Conference scheduled to open in the French capital on Monday, November 30.

The President will join over 100 other world leaders  at the Leaders Event on the opening day of the conference which will be hosted by President Francois Hollande of France and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki Moon.

President Buhari will also participate in a summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission and Benin Republic which has been scheduled to take place on December 2 in Paris on the sidelines of the UN Conference on Climate Change.

Deliberations at the Paris meeting of the Lake Chad Basin Commission and Benin Republic will focus mainly on the war against Boko Haram and other security issues of common interest to participating countries.





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