M. Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, had a meeting today with Ms Aïssata Tall Sall, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Senegalese Abroad.
The Minister again flagged his concern about the forced takeover of power in Guinea on 5 September. He also talked about the situation in Mali. In this context, M. Jean-Yves Le Drian reiterated our full backing for the supportive efforts of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
The Minister discussed several aspects of our bilateral partnership with Senegal, which is especially close. In the health field, he recalled France’s contribution to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Senegal, through the COVAX mechanism and the support lent by the Pasteur Institute of Dakar in developing vaccine production capacity. With regard to academic cooperation, the Minister signalled the shared desire to strengthen university cooperation projects through the establishment of the Franco-Senegalese campus.