President Donald Trump, of the United States of America, USA, has Monday, issued a call to nations around the world, to end religious persecution, 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.
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 percent of the world’s population face restrictions on religious freedoms.
The US President, noted that people of all major faiths face persecution, but much of his speech focused on Christians.
President Trump, has been accused of anti-Muslim bias, particularly over a ban introduced at the start of his term in Office, on most visas for citizens of several Muslim majority nations.