Rihanna happily poses for a photograph alongside French First Lady Brigitte Macron outside of the Elysee Palace on Wednesday (July 26) in Paris, France.
The 29-year-old entertainer, who is also a global ambassador for the Global Partnership for Education, was welcomed at the top of the steps of the Elysee Palace, the official residence of the French presidents in Paris, before meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron.
Emmanuel extended an invitation to RiRito discuss France’s funding of international education after she personally messaged him on Twitter in June: “Bonjour @Emmanuel Macron, will France commit to #FundEducation?,” Rihanna tweeted.
“They were incredibly welcoming, we focused on the topic of education from global aspects,” Rihanna told reporters (via WWD), adding that a “big announcement” will be made in September, followed by “even more work in Africa in October.”
“I was so inspired and impressed with his leadership. I can’t wait to see where this is going to go, but I think this is the year for education,” Rihanna concluded. “Stay tuned.”
FYI: Rihanna is carrying a Dior Addict handbag.