French President, Francois Hollande has arrived the country. He is in Nigeria to attend the second Regional Security Summit in Abuja which kicks off today.
Other participants for the summit include, presidents of Cameroon, Niger Republic, Chad and Benin Republic.
Hollande had hosted the first Regional Security Summit in Paris on May 17, 2014.
According to a statement from the presidency signed by the the chief spokesman to the president, Femi Adesina;
The United States, Britain, Equatorial Guinea, the European Union, ECOWAS, the Economic Community of Central African States and the Gulf of Guinea Commission will also be represented at the summit which will have the successful conclusion of ongoing military operations against Boko Haram at the top of its agenda,”
“The speedy resolution of the humanitarian crises caused by the barbaric atrocities of the terrorist group will also feature prominently on the summit’s agenda.
“Before proceeding to the summit, President Buhari will receive President Hollande and the French delegation at the Presidential Villa on Saturday morning.
“It is expected that new agreements on further defence and cultural cooperation between Nigeria and France will be concluded and signed after talks between the two Presidents and their officials,” the statement said.