French President invites Buhari, agenda revealed
French President, Emmanuel Macron has invited President Muhammadu Buhari to the Africa-France Summit scheduled for June 2020 in Bordeaux, France.
Secretary-General, Africa-France Summit, Stephanie Rivoal, said this when she visited the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, on Tuesday in Abuja, NAN reports.
She said it was the wish of Macron for Nigeria president to be in attendance at the summit because of the importance the country in the continent.
Rivoal also said that the summit, unlike every other summit was expected to provide concrete solutions to the challenges facing cities in Africa.
“I will appreciate it if President Buhari will come with a delegation of people involved in city development,” she said.
She stressed that the summit wanted to provide a forum in which “ministers share ideas with one another on concrete solutions to development of cities.”
“Stakeholders will be there to look at what is the best for the people that live in those cities.
“Besides, there will be concrete commitments by stakeholders and this will be followed up at the end of the summit,” she said.
According to her, issues like how to ensure access to health, water, power and the rest will be discussed and also ways to make the rural areas more attractive to the people so as to curb rural-urban drift.
This she said explained why the summit would be hosted in Bordeaux instead of the big city, Paris.
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