Chrysoula Zacharopoulou, Minister of State for Development, Francophonie and International Partnerships, attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, will be in Guinea from April 18 to 20.
She will meet with transitional authorities as well as representatives of political parties and civil society to discuss the transition process that is currently under way and which should restore the democratic, constitutional order in accordance with the political framework established in agreement with ECOWAS.
During her visit, she will reiterate France’s desire to support this transition – as well as the electoral process – until its conclusion, in consultation with Guinea’s other international partners, including the EU and the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, with whom she will meet.
Ms. Zacharopoulou will reaffirm France’s commitment to continue working with the Guinean people in the areas of infrastructure (water and electricity), education, health and counterterrorism. She will visit the Pasteur Institute in Guinea, which exemplifies the magnitude of French-Guinean cooperation in science and health. She will also meet with the local French community.