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.
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.