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President Muhammadu Buhari will on Sunday, 16th May, 2021 travel to France to participate in a 4-day meeting tagged: “African Finance Summit”, which would focus on reviewing the African economy, following shocks from the coronavirus pandemic, and getting relief, especially from the increased debt burden on countries.

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President of France, Mr. Emmanuel Macron is billed to host the meeting with major global finance leaders expected in attendance.

President Buhari would be accompanied on the trip by some Ministers, Securiry Chiefs and top government officials.

In a statement released on the trip said:

“President Muhammadu Buhari would on Sunday, May 16, 2021, depart Abuja for Paris, France, on a four-day official visit to attend African Finance Summit which would focus on reviewing African economy, following shocks from Coronavirus pandemic, and getting relief, especially from increased debt burden on countries. push({}); ”

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

The statement pointed out that Buhari was expected to discuss the large scale insecurity in Sahel and Lake Chad region with the President of France.

“Before returning to Nigeria, President Buhari would 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, and members of the Nigerian community.”

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

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

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