M. Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, minister of state attached to the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, will be in Dakar today and tomorrow.
He will be welcomed by President Macky Sall and will have a meeting with Minister for Foreign Affairs and Senegalese Abroad Mankeur Ndiaye.
During his stay, Mr. Lemoyne will review development projects supported by France. He will visit the Institut Français and the Lycée Jean-Mermoz. He will also meet with French troops in Senegal as well as our compatriots for our national holiday.
Senegal is a major strategic partner for France in Africa. The seventh-largest contributor to peacekeeping operations, engaged in Mali and the Central African Republic, Senegal shows solidarity in crises and terrorism. We also have a close dialogue in the UN Security Council, where Senegal has a seat until December 31.
France is the leading foreign investor in Senegal, and numerous emblematic projects are being developed in the areas of infrastructure, transportation, the Internet, and energy – particularly solar. With more than 20,000 nationals, Senegal’s French community is the largest in sub-Saharan Africa.