Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari left Abuja for Paris, France, on Sunday for a 4-day official visit to attend the African Finance Summit which will focus on reviewing the African economy in the wake of the shocks of the Coronavirus pandemic and getting support for the increasing debt burden of countries.
Nigeria’s Presidential Spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said the summit to be hosted by French President, Emmanuel Macron, will attract key stakeholders from global financial institutions and some heads of government, who will collectively discuss external financing and debt treatment for Africa, not to mention private sector reforms.
During the 4-day official visit, President Muhammadu Buhari will meet with his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, to discuss the growing security threats in the Sahel and Lake Chad region, political relations, economic ties, climate change and partnership to support the health sector, especially to control the spread of Covid-19, with more research and vaccines.
« Before returning to Nigeria, President Buhari will receive some key players in the oil and gas, engineering and telecommunications sectors, the representative of the European Council and the European Union for Foreign and Security Policy and the Commission, and members of the Nigerian community, » the spokesperson of the Nigerian Presidency, Garba Shehu, added.
President Muhammadu Buhari is accompanied by his Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, and Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire.