Buhari leaves Abuja to participate in peace forum in France

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Trump's talks with Macron at the Elysee are likely to cover European concerns about Trump's plans to withdraw the United States from the 1980s Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Agreement and USA renewal of sanctions against Iran. "I want to help people around the world, but we have to take care of our country, or we won't have a country".

The Paris Peace Forum is part of the drive by the French President, Emmanuel Macron, to reaffirm the importance of multilateralism and collective action in responding to current global challenges.

Macron said in a radio interview earlier in the week that the European Union needs to protect itself against "China, Russia and even the United States".

Trump arrived in Paris for World War 1 commemorations on Friday night blasting what he termed "very insulting" remarks from Macron who had mentioned the United States alongside China, Russia as national security threats earlier this week.

He added instead of building a military, Europe should first pay its fair share of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation costs noting the USA pays far more than any other member.

Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron met Saturday after a public spat over the French leader's suggestion that Europe should rely less on the United States.

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Trump and Macron struck up a warm relationship initially, particularly during the U.S. leader's first visit to Paris, but have repeatedly clashed since then over a growing list of issues, including Trump pulling America out of the 2015 Paris climate accord and the Iran nuclear deal.

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

Fresh off US congressional elections that saw his Republican Party's power erode, Trump is in Paris this weekend to bolster the US-European alliance at commemorations to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. Europe, he said in Tuesday's Europe 1 radio interview, must reduce its dependence on US after Trump announced he was pulling out of a Cold War-era nuclear treaty. The tour was commemorating a century since the end of World War I, in which 116,000 Americans fell while defending Europe.

Trump and Macron are slated to hold talks on issues including Yemen, Syria and Iran, before their wives Melania and Brigitte join them for lunch.

In addition to his meetings with Macron, Trump is expected to visit the Belleau Wood battlefield and American cemetery on Saturday, and speak at a Veterans Day ceremony Sunday at the Suresnes American Cemetery. Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have both publicly questioned whether Europe can depend on the U.S.to come to its aid in the event of war.

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