U.S. President Donald Trump issued a call to nations around the world to end religious persecution on Monday as he began three days of diplomatic events at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari is attending the New York event.
Dpa reports that the President made a surprise but brief visit to a UN climate summit before heading off to host an event on religious freedoms.
The majority of his day is due to be spent in a rapid series of bilateral meetings with world leaders.
“Today, with one clear voice, the United States of America calls on nations of the world to end religious persecution.
“Our rights do not come from government, they come from God,” Trump said, alleging that 80 per cent of the world’s population faced restrictions on religious freedoms.