Pop star Rihanna in support of her Clara Lionel Foundation met with the French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss education.
Macron shared a photo on Twitter of the two of them sitting to talk, with the caption:
@GlblCtzn , @ClaraLionelFdn and @rihanna to #FundEducation . 264M children are out of school: let’s take up this challenge!
Rihanna, in a press briefing after the meeting, said the French President was incredibly welcoming.
She added that a big announcement is coming during the UN week in September, and her foundation is planning on embarking on more work in Africa in October.
She also shared a post on Twitter after the meeting saying:
Thank you Mr. President @EmmanuelMacron and Madame First Lady for the incredible meeting and passion for global and girls education!
She had been reaching out to world leaders through her twitter for a while now, once urging her over 70 million followers to tweet at Canadian President Justin Trudeau until he responded to her saying: “We’ve got your back.”
See posts and photos below:
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) July 26, 2017
— Good Morning America (@GMA) July 26, 2017
France's first lady Brigitte Macron welcomes Rihanna at the Elysee Palace in Paris. pic.twitter.com/FFWs0vpo8J
— RihannaDaily.com (@RihannaDaily) July 26, 2017
Thank you Mr. President @EmmanuelMacron and Madame First Lady for the incredible meeting and passion for global and girls education! 🇫🇷
— Rihanna (@rihanna) July 26, 2017