FRENCH PRESIDENT MAKES BRIEF STOPOVER IN ACCRA AFTER ATTENDING AU-EU SUMMIT IN ABIDJAN

ACCRA, French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Accra Thursday for a brief visit after attending the 5th African Union-European Union (AU-EU) Summit in Abidjan in Cote d’Ivoire.

The visit, the first for a French President to Ghana, formed part of Macron’s three-nation tour of Africa, which had taken him earlier to Burkina Faso.

The French leader is seeking to renew his country’s relations with Africa, as well as give a boost to the crusade against migration and Islamic militancy in the Sahel region.

His Ghana visit, considered historical because of its diplomatic and economic advantages, was expected to emphasise trade, investment, education and sports, and bolster six decades of relations with Accra.

Macron was met on arrival at the Kotoka International Airport by President Nana-Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. They later proceeded to Independence Square, where both leaders laid wreaths at the Liberation Monument at the Square.

Macron left for home later in the day.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

   

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