French President invites Buhari

French President Francois Hollande has invited President-elect Muhammadu Buhari to Paris for bilateral discussions, the embassy said yesterday.

The French is desirous of expanding trade between both countries.

The French Embassy in a statement in Abuja, said the French leader in a telephone conversation, congratulated Buhari on his success and noted the generally smooth electoral process, which solidifies Nigeria’s democracy.

“The French head of state assured the President-elect of France’s wish to continue the close relationship that existed with his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan and reiterated France’s support for Nigeria and its neighbors in their efforts to combat the terrorist sect Boko Haram,” the statement added.

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