Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, is visiting Guinea, Senegal and Mauritania from June 14 to 16.
This visit will provide an initial opportunity to promote France’s priorities in Africa: climate, economic development and security.
In Guinea, Jean-Yves Le Drian will be received by President Alpha Condé with whom he will take stock of our bilateral relations. It will also provide an opportunity to discuss with the Guinean leader - currently president of the African Union - regional issues and the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement, notably through the African initiative on renewable energy.
The visit by the minister for Europe and foreign affairs to Senegal is taking place shortly after the meeting between President Macron and his Senegalese counterpart in Paris on June 12; the minister will meet with President Macky Sall to discuss key bilateral issues.
He will take stock of our cooperation within the framework of the UN Security Council, of which Senegal is currently a member. He will also visit the offices of the regional express train project that will link Dakar with Diamniadio and will meet with the French firms involved in this project.
Lastly, he will visit the Pasteur Institute in Dakar, the cybercrime unit and discuss several development initiatives sponsored by the Senegalese diaspora with the support of the French Development Agency.
In Mauritania, Jean-Yves Le Drian will meet with Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz to discuss our cooperation, notably in the areas of security and development. He will visit the headquarters of the G5 Sahel. He will also sign a financing agreement for a maternal and newborn health project.