President Emmanuel Macro of France said that he met with Barbados-born pop singer Rihanna at the Elysee Palace and discussed ways to address global education goals.
Macron twitted after the Wednesday meeting that he is “committed” to taking up the challenge of 264 million out-of-school children.
The Barbadian singer was in Paris, seeking France’s contribution to her education fund for developing countries.
She founded the Clara Lionel Foundation in 2012, a nonprofit organisation that promotes global education and health programs.
“We focused on the topic of education from global aspects, and we will make a very big announcement this coming September,” Rihanna said.
The singer said that she was “so inspired and impressed” with the newly elected president’s leadership, but she didn’t reveal whether Macron had made a pledge to her fund.
In June, Rihanna, who has more than 75 million followers on Twitter, tweeted the French president: “bonjour @EmmanuelMacron, will France commit to #FundEducation?”
She has recently used it to approach other global leaders such as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. (NAN)