Laurence Rossignol, Minister for Families, Children and Women’s Rights, and Jean-Marie Le Guen, Minister of State for Development and Francophonie, visited Niger from February 11 to 13.
They met with Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou, ministers in his government as well as deputies, international organizations, local associations and young entrepreneurs committed to promoting women’s rights and development in Niger.
Jean-Marie Le Guen announced a contribution of €1 million to UNFPA for family planning programs and France’s continued commitment to maternal and infant health (€10 million for the Muskoka regional program).
The minister of state for development and Francophonie visited also Chad where he met with the highest authorities, notably to discuss preparations for the next donor round table due to take place in Paris this year.
During this visit, two financing agreements have be signed: one relating to €5 million in budgetary assistance to support the health sector, following the initial allocation of an equivalent amount of aid in December; the other relates to a project worth €15 million over five years for the development of Ndjamena.