Buhari departs Abuja for Paris on Sunday – Presidency




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By Chibuike Nwabuko

Abuja (Sundiata Post) – Muhammadu Sunday (tomorrow) depart Abuja for Paris, France on a four-day visit, the Presidency has announced.

The Senior Special Assistant to the on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu who disclosed this in a released via his twitter handle late Saturday said during the visit, attend African Finance Summit which be focused on reviewing African economy following shocks from pandemic, and getting relief, especially from increased debt burden on countries.

“The summit, to be hosted by Emmanuel Macron, draw major stakeholders in the global finance institutions and some Heads of Government, who , collectively, discuss external funding and debt treatment for Africa, and sector reforms” he said.

The reads in part:

will on Sunday, May 16, 2021, depart Abuja for Paris, France, on a four-day visit to attend African Finance Summit which will be focused on reviewing African economy following shocks from pandemic, and getting relief, especially from increased debt burden on countries.

During the visit, President Buhari will meet with the President to discuss growing security threats in Sahel and Lake Chad region, political , economic ties, climate change and partnership in buoying the health sector, particularly in checking spread of Covid-19, with more research and vaccines.

Before returning to , President Buhari will receive some key in the oil and sector, engineering and telecommunications, European Council and European Union Representative for Foreign and Security Policy and Commission, and members of the Nigerian community.

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

Also on the trip are: Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. Babagana Mohammed Monguno (rtd) and Director of Intelligence Agency (NIA), Amb. Ahmed Rufai Abubakar