President Muhammadu Buhari visits France for bi-lateral talks

President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city, for Paris today, September 14 to begin a three-day official visit to France at the invitation of President Francois Hollande.

A statement from the President’s office, states that President Buhari will be accompanied on the visit by the National Security Adviser, Major-General Babagana Monguno (Retired), the Permanent Secretaries in the Federal Ministries of Defence, Finance, Agriculture, Foreign Affairs, Industry, Trade and Investment as well as the Chief Executives of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission and the Nigerian Export Promotion Council.

President Buhari’s talks in Paris with President Hollande and other senior French Government officials will focus on the further strengthening and consolidation of ongoing bilateral cooperation between Nigeria and France in the areas of defence, security, trade and investments.

The President will also confer with the Chief Executive Officers of leading French multinational companies such as Total and Lafarge on their current and future investments in Nigeria.

His other scheduled engagements in Paris include a meeting with African Ambassadors to France and an interactive session with members of the Nigerian community, and will conclude his visit to France on Wednesday, September 16 and return to Abuja the same day.


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