President Bola Tinubu arrived in Paris, France on Tuesday evening, where he will be taking part in the Global Financing Summit convened by President Emmanuel Macron.
It is Tinubu’s first official trip abroad since he was sworn in as president on May 29, 2023.
Confirming his arrival in Paris, Special Adviser to the President on Special Duties, Communication, and Strategy, Dele Alake in a statement said Tinubu landed in Paris at 6.47 pm local time and was received by Nigeria’s Ambassador to France, Kayode Laro, and other top government officials from the Nigerian Embassy and French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“President Bola Ahmed Tinubu Tuesday arrived in Paris, France, preparatory to the Summit on New Global Financing Pact, which will be hosted by President Emmanuel Macron.
President Tinubu was received at the airport by Ambassador Kayode Laro and other top government officials from the Nigerian Embassy and French Ministry of Foreign Affairs after the plane touched down at 6.47pm local time.
President Tinubu will receive detailed briefs on Wednesday from Ambassador Laro, Permanent Secretary Adamu Lamuwa, and other officials on Nigeria’s position on the Summit, and the scheduled sideline meetings with leaders and multilateral institutions”, Alake said.
The two-day summit, to be held at Palais Brongniart from June 22 to 23, will consider opportunities to restore fiscal space to countries that face difficult short-term financial challenges, especially the most indebted.
The president is expected back in the country on Saturday, June 24.