President Bola Tinubu has departed for Paris, joining other world leaders at the Paris Summit, France, for the New Global Financial Pact.
According to The PUNCH, Tinubu departed the country in the company of members of the Presidential Policy Advisory Council and senior government officials, from the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at 11:30 am on Tuesday for his first foreign trip after his Inauguration.
The two-day summit, which will be hosted by the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, will be held at Palais Brongniart, from June 22-23, 2023.
While in Paris, the President will “participate, review and sign a New Global Financial Pact that places vulnerable countries on priority list for support and investment, following devastating impact of climate change, energy crisis, and after effect of the COVID-19 pandemic,” a statement signed by the Special Adviser, Special Duties, Communication and Strategy, Dele Alake, read on Monday.
Alake also stated that Tinubu and the other global leaders, multilateral institutions, financial experts and economists will take a more holistic look at the recovery of economies from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and rising cases of poverty, with a view to providing access to finance and investment that will leverage inclusive growth.
Tinubu is expected to return to the country on Saturday.