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Pop superstar Rihanna has met with French president Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte to discuss education around the globe.

The Umbrella singer visited the couple at the impressive Elysee Palace in Paris on Wednesday.

Last month she tweeted Mr Macron, and several other world leaders, to say: “Bonjour @EmmanuelMacron, will France commit to #FundEducation.”

In a clip filmed by ABC News, the Barbados-born left the meeting and told reporters: “I just had the most incredible meeting with the President and the First Lady.”


French First Lady Brigitte Macron and Barbadian singer Rihanna. (EPA)

She added: “They were incredibly welcoming to us, we focused on the topic of education from global aspects and we’re going to make a very big announcement this coming September…we are going on to do even more work this October in Africa.


Ms Macron greets Rihanna. (AP)

“I was so inspired and impressed with his leadership and I can’t wait for you guys to hear where this is going to go, but I think this is the year for education.

“Thank you so much, and stay tuned.”

Rihanna, 29, is an active campaigner for disadvantaged children and young people and founded the Clara Lionel Foundation, which promotes rights to health and education around the world.

She has also worked with a number of other charities, including Unicef and Red Cross.

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