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PMB to attend African Finance Summit in Paris

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Sunday, depart Abuja for Paris, France.

It is a 4-day official visit to attend the African Finance Summit, presidential aide, Bashir Ahmad wrote on Twitter.

The event will focus on reviewing Africa’s economy, following shocks from COVID-19 pandemic.

The Summit, to be hosted by President Emmanuel Macron, will draw stakeholders in the global finance institutions and Heads of Government, 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 growing security threats in Sahel and Lake Chad region, 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.

Turkish counterpart, Tecep Tayyep Erdoğan,

Meanwhile, President Buhari his Turkish counterpart, Tecep Tayyep Erdoğan,have spoken on telephone.

President Buhari expressed satisfaction with the existing bilateral ties between the two countries, and sought for further strengthening of their ties.

The two leaders expressed the desire for peace and stability to reign in the world, and for an end to all ongoing conflicts, as well as the Covid-19 pandemic.

Abdallah Bello

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