Macron hosts Rihanna
FRANCE’S Emmanuel Macron continued to reach for the stars Wednesday, hosting R&B icon Rihanna for what she called “incredible” talks at the presidential palace in Paris two days after Irish rocker Bono.
Barbados-born Rihanna is an ambassador for the Global Partnership for Education, which is trying to raise $2 billion in annual funding by 2020 towards schooling for children in developing countries.
Last month the 29-year-old singer challenged Macron on Twitter to commit to the fund, as she has done with other leaders, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
“I just had the most incredible meeting with the president and the first lady,” the songstress said as she emerged from meeting Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron.
“We focused on the topic of education from a global aspect and we’ll have a very big announcement in September, during UN week,” she added. – AFP