President Buhari returns home after peace summit in Egypt

Timothy Choji, Abuja

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President Muhammadu Buhari has return to Abuja after participating in the Forum for Peace and Development in Africa, which took place in Egypt December 11 and 12.

 

The President’s aircraft touched down at the Presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at about 13.30 GMT.

He was received by the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Bello and security chiefs among others.

The Forum, which was the first of its kind platform in Africa was aimed at addressing the interconnections between peace and development in Africa while promoting Africa-led solutions through strengthening policies and practices.

While in Egypt, the President held bilateral talks with his Egyptian counterpart Abdelfattah el-Sisi where both leaders pledged to collaborate to eradicate the menace of terrorism in parts of Africa.

The president’s entourage included the Minister of Defence, Gen. Bashir Magashi (Rtd); Minister of State, Foreign Affairs, Amb. Zubairu Dada; National Security Adviser, Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno (Rtd); and the Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Amb. Ahmed Abubakar.