It would be recalled that Buhari departed the country on Sunday to attend African-France Summit.
The West African country’s leader is expected to discuss the growing security threats in the Sahel and Lake Chad region with President Macron.
They will also discuss climate change, economic ties, political relations and partnership to improve Nigeria’s health sector and contain the spread of COVID-19.
Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu in a statement on Saturday said the summit will also be “focused on reviewing African economy, following shocks from coronavirus pandemic and getting relief, especially from increased debt burden on countries”.
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.
The President will 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 Director General of National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Amb. Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.
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President Buhari in Paris, received by President @emmanuelmacron and First Lady, Brigitte Macron, today, at the Elysee Palace.
The two leaders meet to discuss the growing security threats in Sahel and Lake Chad region, political relations, economic ties, and climate change. pic.twitter.com/sQb2C42J8C
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