French President Francois Hollande spoke by phone with
President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday and invited him to Paris
for discussions on expansion of trade between France and Nigeria.
A statement by the French Embassy in Abuja, said the French leader
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.
Hollande also expressed his wish to expand trade between France and Nigeria and invited his Nigerian counterpart to Paris.