France works alongside African nations in the security and counter-terrorism fields, particularly in the Sahel region by supporting the G5. The security of African countries is an important issue for France – since these challenges are shared, it would be unrealistic not to extend our efforts and surveillance to African countries. Peace and security in Africa are central to stability in France.
France also contributes to African security by developing security and defence cooperation programmes in a number of countries. By providing advice, training, and knowledge, it supports cooperation between African countries in fields ranging from cybersecurity to maritime piracy.
Updated: February 2019