Buhari Embarked on his Trip to Paris for the African Finance Summit

President Buhari embarked on his trip to Paris for the African Finance Summit on Sunday the 16th of May, 2021 to engage in discussions regarding Africa’s economy.

The president left Abuja for Paris, France on Sunday for a four-day official visit to attend African Finance Summit which will be focused on reviewing the African economy, following the effects from the Coronavirus pandemic, and getting relief, especially from increased debt burden on countries.

The Summit is hosted by President Emmanuel Macron and will be attended by major stakeholders in the global finance institutions and some Heads of Government,  to discuss external funding and dealing with debt for Africa, and private sector reforms.

During the visit, President Buhari will meet with the French President to discuss the increasing security threats occurring in the Sahel and Lake Chad region, political relations, economic ties, climate change, and partnership in rescuing the health sector, especially in controlling the spread of Covid-19, by carrying out more research and providing vaccines.

President Buhari is expected to receive some key players in the oil and gas sector, engineering and telecommunications, the European Council and European Union Representative for Foreign and Security Policy and Commission, and members of the Nigerian community before coming back to Nigeria.

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

In addition, the National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. Babagana Mohammed Monguno (rtd) and Director General of National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Amb. Ahmed Rufai Abubakar also embarked on the trip.

The essence of the trip is for President Muhammadu Buhari to build relations with key players in other African countries. The goal is to come up with effective solutions that will address majorly the finance, security and health issues facing the African continent.

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