Emerging report reaching indicates that President Muhammadu Buhari will on Sunday, depart Abuja to Paris, France, on a 4-day official visit, to attend the African Finance Summit.
The Summit will focus on reviewing the African Economy, following shocks from the coronavirus pandemic, and getting relief, especially from increased debt burden on countries.
The Summit, to be hosted by the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, will also draw major Stakeholders in the Global Finance Institutions, and some Heads of governments who will collectively discuss external funding and debt treatment for Africa, and private sector reforms.
During the visit, President Buhari will meet with the French President, to discuss the growing security threats in the Sahel and Lake Chad regions, political relations, economic ties, climate change, and partnership in buoying the health sector, particularly in checking 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 sector, Engineering and Telecommunications, European Council and European Union Representative for Foreign and Security Policy and Commission, and members of the Nigerian community in France
The President will be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed; Minister of Trade and Investment, Otunba Adebayo; and Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire.
Also on the trip are the National Security Adviser, NSA, Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno (Retd.) and Director-General, DG, of National Intelligence Agency, NIA, Amb. Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.