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President Buhari at work

Buhari jets off to France for 3-day state visit, Monday

President Buhari at work
President Buhari at work

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Nigeria next Monday for France on a three-day state visit.

While in France, President Buhari is expected to hold discussions with the French President, Francois Hollande, on the war against terror as well as other issues including those relating to the bilateral ties between the two countries.

Hollande was the first foreign president to invite Buhari for a state visit shortly after the latter won the presidential election last March.

Presidency sources said the president’s itinerary and his delegation would be revealed this weekend before he departs for France.

Hollande has played a pivotal role in the war against terrorism in Nigeria, and hosted a meeting last year of member countries of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC), which improved the collaboration between Nigeria, Chad, Cameroun and Niger in the fight against Boko Haram.

Both leaders will, among other issues, be expected to exchange views on the progress made so far and further support that could be given to Nigeria to end the insurgency.

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