Election of President Boni Yayi as Chairman of the African Union (January 30, 2012)
France welcomes the election of the President of the Republic of Benin, Thomas Boni Yayi, as Chairman of the African Union.
It notes that, by electing the President of Benin to this post, the African Union has chosen a leader whose country has engaged in an exemplary democratic process in recent years. He will be able to count on France’s full support in order to achieve, at the head of the African Union, the goal of peace and security shared by the entire continent.
The African Union faces many challenges; President Boni Yayi’s determination and courage will enable it to meet these challenges.
We welcome the appeal by the new Chairman of the African Union for a return to calm in Nigeria and the Sahel, as well as for a resolution to the crisis between Sudan and South Su
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