President Joe Biden Holds Important Discussions With Buhari, other World Leaders

President Joe Biden Holds Important Discussions With Buhari, other World Leaders

- President Joe Biden has shown that he is serious about the issues relating to climate change

- The impacts of climate change have been traced to some ecological disasters

- World leaders intend to find solutions to help countries cope with climate impacts

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The US president, Joe Biden, has invited Muhammadu Buhari and 39 other world leaders to a summit on climate change.

The White House in a statement disclosed that the two-day virtual meeting starting on Thursday, April 22, was organised with the purpose of galvanising countries to do more to combat climate change before time runs out.

President Biden invites Buhari, other leaders to summit
The White House said the summit will discuss opportunities to strengthen capacity to protect lives and livelihoods from the impacts of climate change. Photo: The Asahi Shimbun, Femi Adesina/Facebook
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Also attending are top officials, corporate executives, and global figures such as Pope Francis and philanthropist Bill Gates, who are both scheduled to give speeches.

Below is a list of world leaders participating in the summit:

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1. President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria

2. Prime Minister Gaston Browne, Antigua and Barbuda

3. President Alberto Fernandez, Argentina

4. Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Australia

5. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh

6. Prime Minister Lotay Tshering, Bhutan

7. President Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil

8. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Canada

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9. President Sebastián Piñera, Chile

10. President Xi Jinping, People’s Republic of China

11. President Iván Duque Márquez, Colombia

12. President Félix Tshisekedi, Democratic Republic of the Congo

13. Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, Denmark

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14. President Ursula von der Leyen, European Commission

15. President Charles Michel, European Council

16. President Emmanuel Macron, France

17. President Ali Bongo Ondimba, Gabon

18. Chancellor Angela Merkel, Germany

19. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India

20. President Joko Widodo, Indonesia

21. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel

22. Prime Minister Mario Draghi, Italy

23. Prime Minister Andrew Holness, Jamaica

24. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Japan

25. President Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenya

26. President David Kabua, Republic of the Marshall Islands

27. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Mexico

28. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand

29 Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Norway

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30. President Andrzej Duda, Poland

31. President Moon Jae-in, Republic of Korea

32. President Vladimir Putin, The Russian Federation

33. King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

34. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore

35. President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa

36. Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, Spain

37. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey

38. President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, United Arab Emirates

39. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, United Kingdom

40. President Nguyễn Phú Trọng, Vietnam

Meanwhile, President Joe Biden has been urged to safeguard Hong Kong's autonomy and basic freedom from the recently announced "authoritarian" plans by the Chinese government.

The appeal was contained in a joint statement by eight US senators and Representatives including a mix of Democrats and Republicans.

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The lawmakers said they are "deeply concerned" by the moves to overhaul Hong Kong's election system-- what the critics and observers said will block the opposition's bid to assume political office, Business Standard reported.

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