Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Minister of State attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, will visit Marrakesh on November 22 for the 8th edition of the Africities Summit.
This event, which has the theme “The Transition to Sustainable Cities and Territories, The Role of Local and Sub-National Governments of Africa,” will bring together stakeholders in local communities all over the African continent. Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne’s visit forms part of the preparations for the next Africa-France Summit in 2020, announced by President Macron in Ouagadougou in November 2017, which will be devoted to the topic of sustainable cities.
In Marrakesh, the minister of state will speak at the opening plenary session of the Africities Climate Day. He will reaffirm the priority that France gives to the fight against climate disruption in the run-up to COP24 in Katowice from December 3 to 14 and the One Planet event in Nairobi in 2019.
Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne will meet with several African decision makers and will discuss issues relating to the sustainability of African cities. He will notably chair a meeting between the mayor of Bamako and the first delegation of French firms to take part in the Africities Summit.
Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne will also meet with Moroccan Minister of State Nezha El Ouafi in order to take stock of the very close cooperation between France and Morocco in the area of sustainable development.