Photo: President Muhammadu Buhari Above addressing European Parliament .
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, arrived at Strasbourg in France ahead of his address at the Plenary Session of the European Union. This was disclosed on the Facebook page of the special adviser on media and publicity to the President, Femi Adesina.
The President was received by Minister for Budget & National Planning Sen. Udoma Udo Udoma, Nigerian Ambassador to France Amb. H.O. Suleiman, Minister for Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Enyeama, Deputy Governor Al-Assas Region H.E. Mohamed Saadallah and Head Protocol European Union Monikka Strasser.
President Buhari commenced an official visit to France and Britain on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. The President will stop first at Strasbourg, France, and address a special session of the European Union Parliament on Wednesday, February 3.
In a statement issued on Monday, February 1, by the President’s spokesman, Buhari will also hold talks with the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz and the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker before departing Strasbourg for London to join other world leaders at the “Supporting Syria and The Region Conference” slated to hold in the British capital on Thursday, February 4, 2016.
Buhari is expected to use the privileged of his participation in the conference, which is co-hosted by Britain, Germany, Norway, Kuwait and the United Nations to solicit more global understanding, collaboration and support for Nigeria and other countries adversely affected by terrorism.