Macron hosts Ri­hanna

The Myanmar Times - Weekend - - World -

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

Brigitte Macron (left), wife of the French pres­i­dent, wel­comes Ri­hanna, at the El­y­see Palace on Wed­nes­day.

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