Sunday, June 13, 2021

Buhari to visit France on Sunday

The official meeting has been set to be used in evaluating the African economy prior to Covid-19 damges

On Sunday, President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Nigeria for an official visit to France.

The President will visit the African Finance Summit, which will fixate on evaluating the African economy in the aftereffects of the Coronavirus pandemic and seeking relief, particularly from countries’ increased debt burdens.

President Emmanuel Macron will host the summit, which will bring together major stakeholders from global financial institutions and some heads of state to evaluate external funding, debt treatment for Africa, and private sector policy changes.

Buhari will meet with the French President to discuss growing security issues in the Sahel and Lake Chad region, political relations, economic ties, climate change, and partnership in bolstering the health sector, notably in checking the expansion of COVID-19 with more investigation and vaccination, according to a comment by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.

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, as well as members of the Nigerian community in France

Buhari will be accompanied by Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, Minister of Trade and Investment, and Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Health.

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