Buhari departs Nigeria for France, to attend African Finance Summit

News - by RadioNow / May. 17th, 2021
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President Muhammadu Buhari departed Sunday, to Paris, France, on a four-day official visit to attend the African Finance Summit.

In a statement by presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, the summit will focus on reviewing the African economy, following shocks from the COVID-19 pandemic, and getting relief, especially from increased debt burden on countries.

The summit, to be hosted by President Emmanuel Macron, will also draw major stakeholders in the global finance institutions and some Heads of Government, “who will, collectively, discuss external funding and debt treatment for Africa, and private sector reforms, amongst others”

Accompanying the president are the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed; Minister of Trade and Investment, Adeniyi Adebayo, and Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, amongst others.

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