ABUJA, Nigeria – The Presidency confirmed on Monday, June 19, 2023, that President Bola Tinubu will make his first official overseas trip since his inauguration on May 29, 2023.
Dele Alake, the special adviser on Special Duties, Communication, and Strategy, announced that President Tinubu will travel to Paris, France, to join other world leaders in a review and signing of a New Global Financial Pact.
According to sources familiar with the president’s schedule, the trip will also afford him an opportunity for a much needed medical checkup with his team of doctors in Paris.
This pact prioritizes support and investment for countries left vulnerable by the devastating impact of climate change, the energy crisis, and the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Summit, to be hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron, will take place at the Palais Brongniart on June 22, 2023.
Alake detailed that the two-day Summit will focus on restoring fiscal space to countries facing immediate financial challenges, particularly those heavily in debt.
Additionally, the conference aims to mobilize innovative financing for countries vulnerable to climate change, encourage development in low-income countries, and spur investment in green infrastructure for energy transitions in emerging and developing economies.
“Members of the Presidential Policy Advisory Council and senior government officials will accompany the President. He will return to Abuja on Saturday,” Alake revealed.