As anticipation builds for the Summit on New Global Financing Pact, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has arrived in the picturesque city of Paris, France. This significant gathering, to be hosted by President Emmanuel Macron, aims to address pressing global challenges and explore avenues to bolster economic recovery and climate resilience.
With his arrival documented by a press release from his Special Adviser on Special Duties, Communications, and Strategy, Mr. Dele Alake, President Tinubu was warmly welcomed at the airport by Ambassador Kayode Laro, as well as other eminent officials from the Nigerian Embassy and French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Nigerian President’s arrival marks a crucial moment as he spearheads Nigeria’s participation in this momentous international event.
President Tinubu’s agenda in Paris includes an intensive day of briefings on Wednesday, during which he will receive comprehensive updates from Ambassador Laro, Permanent Secretary Adamu Lamuwa, and other government officials regarding Nigeria’s position on the Summit. These briefings will also shed light on the President’s scheduled sideline meetings with influential leaders and key representatives from multilateral institutions.
As the Summit officially commences on Thursday, June 22, President Tinubu will immerse himself in discussions centered around three critical themes. Firstly, there will be a concerted effort to explore strategies to restore fiscal space for countries grappling with immediate financial challenges, with particular emphasis on those burdened by high levels of debt. Additionally, the Summit will endeavor to mobilize innovative financing mechanisms for nations vulnerable to climate change and those enduring the profound socio-economic repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic and energy crisis.
Nigeria’s presence at the Summit is of great significance, as it aims to showcase the country’s commitment to finding sustainable solutions for these pressing global issues. President Tinubu’s active participation throughout the two-day event will underscore Nigeria’s dedication to forging collaborative efforts and advancing international cooperation to overcome the multifaceted challenges faced by nations worldwide.
- President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has arrived in Paris, France, ahead of the Summit on New Global Financing Pact, hosted by President Emmanuel Macron.
- Tinubu was warmly received at the airport by Ambassador Kayode Laro and other high-ranking officials from the Nigerian Embassy and French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- In preparation for the Summit, President Tinubu will receive comprehensive briefings on Nigeria’s stance, engage in sideline meetings with leaders and multilateral institutions, and actively participate in the two-day event focused on restoring fiscal space, innovative financing, climate resilience, and addressing the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and energy crisis.