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Buhari leads Nigeria delegation to Paris Peace Forum

Buhari leads Nigeria delegation to Paris Peace Forum

But just hours before he landed, the Republican firebrand hit out at the French leader.

Far from every surviving USA soldier from the 1914-1918 war made it to the French capital, but on Sunday, President Donald Trump will join his French counterpart and host, Emmanuel Macron, and others to remember the millions who died during the first global conflict.

"Very insulting, but perhaps Europe should first pay its fair share of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, which the United States subsidies greatly!"

As president, Trump has repeatedly chastised North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members for failing to spend more on defence, and has suggested that the USA was growing disinterested in "paying for Europe's protection" any longer.

Emmanuel Macron initially tried to position himself as a sort of "Trump whisperer".

In response to threats from Russia, Macron argued: "We need a Europe which defends itself better alone, without just depending on the United States, in a more sovereign manner".

"Faced with Russian Federation, which is near our borders and has shown it could be threatening - I want to build a real security dialog with Russian Federation, which is a country I respect, a European country - but we must have a Europe that can defend itself on its own without relying only on the United States". Europe and its security.

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While in Paris, President Buhari will also join other world leaders to commemorate the centenary anniversary of the Armistice signed on November 11, 1918 between the Allied Forces and Germany in the forest of Compiegne in France to end the First World War.

"At some point in time, probably down at the end of this process, we may see something that people already describe as an EU army or an EU pooling of resources to make this EU defense identity more visible and more meaningful", Schinas said.

"We need a Europe which defends itself better alone, without just depending on the United States".

Trump is set to meet with Macron Saturday morning at the Élysée Palace in Paris, per USA Today.

Both are expected to discuss regional security issues with Iran and Syria on the agenda.

The trip comes as the White House looks to grapple with a new political reality of Democrats taking the House in Tuesday's midterm elections and the fallout from the president's sudden firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

But Mr Acosta will be flying to Paris to cover the President's every move.