President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has embarked on a private visit to Paris, France, as confirmed by a statement from the presidency.
The departure was scheduled for Wednesday, January 24, 2024, and the announcement follows a recent bilateral meeting between Tinubu and the United States Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, held at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
The disclosure was made by Ajuri Ngelale, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, in a statement issued on Wednesday. According to the statement, President Tinubu is expected to return to the country in the first week of February 2024.
This move to Paris for a private visit comes in the wake of Tinubu’s diplomatic engagement with Blinken, highlighting the dynamic nature of the President’s schedule. The presidency, through Ajuri Ngelale, provided a brief yet informative update on Tinubu’s travel plans, emphasizing the temporary nature of the visit.
As President Tinubu temporarily departs for Paris, observers will be keen to see the outcomes and potential implications of his recent discussions with the U.S. Secretary of State. The brevity of the statement reflects a focused approach, leaving room for speculation on the nature and purpose of the private visit to France.
The President’s return in the first week of February 2024 suggests a brief absence, and details about the agenda or activities during his stay in Paris remain undisclosed. As developments unfold, this private visit adds a layer of intrigue to President Tinubu’s engagements and reinforces the significance of diplomatic interactions in the realm of international relations.