Tinubu arrives in France for financial summit

President Bola Tinubu being received on his arrival in Paris, France, on Tuesday, June 20, 2023

By Marvellous Nyang

President Bola Tinubu has arrived in Paris, France for a two-day New Global Financial Pact summit.

Tinubu, who arrived on Tuesday, June 20, 2023, as his presidential jet touched down at 6:47 pm local time, was received by Nigeria’s Ambassador to France, Ambassador Kayode Laro and other top government officials from the Nigerian Embassy and French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The President earlier on Tuesday, left Abuja through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport for the two-day event slated for June 22 and 23.

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In Paris, President Tinubu will join world leaders to review and sign a New Global Financial Pact that places vulnerable countries on a priority list for support and investment, after the devastating impact of climate change, the energy crisis, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

President Tinubu, according to a statement by the President’s Special Adviser, Special Duties, Communication, and Strategy, Dele Alake, will explore opportunities to restore fiscal space to countries dealing with difficult short-term financial challenges, specifically the most indebted.

The President was accompanied by members of the Presidential Policy Advisory Council along with other government officials, and he is expected back in the country on Saturday.