President Buhari has departed Nigeria for Paris, France where he would be attending the African Finance Summit.
The Presidency tweeted this on Sunday, attaching pictures of the president’s departure to the summit which will review the African economy, following shocks from the COVID-19 pandemic and getting relief, due to the increasing debt burden on countries. During the four-day trip, Buhari will also meet with President Emmanuel Macron of France.
According to statement released earlier today, May 16, by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, which disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari and President Macron are expected to discuss the growing security threats in the Sahel and Lake Chad region, climate change, economic ties, political relations, partnership to improve Nigeria’s health sector, and contain the spread of COVID19.
“Before returning to Nigeria, President Buhari will receive some key players in the oil and gas sector, engineering and telecommunications, European Council and European Union Representative for Foreign and Security Policy and Commission, and members of the Nigerian community,” he had said.