Rabat - Senegalese President Macky Sall hailed on Saturday the initiatives taken by Morocco and France in favor of Africa, focusing on energy transition and the fight against desertification.
Rabat – Senegalese President Macky Sall hailed on Saturday the initiatives taken by Morocco and France in favor of Africa, focusing on energy transition and the fight against desertification.
“I would like to praise the initiatives of President François Hollande and King Mohammed VI to take into account the specific needs of Africa”, Macky Sall said at the opening ceremony of the 16th Francophonie Summit.
These initiatives focus on Africa’s needs in terms of energy transition and the fight against desertification, the Senegalese president underlined, adding that these initiatives also address the need to safeguard forestry and hydrographic needs in Congo and Chad.
Held under the theme “Shared Growth and Responsible Development: Conditions for Stability Around the World and within the Francophonie”, the 16th Summit of Francophonie kicked off Saturday in Antananarivo with the participation of Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Salaheddine Mezouar, representing King Mohammed VI.
The Summit will review themes related to crisis and consolidation of peace in the Francophone world, the promotion of gender equality, the empowerment of women and girls, the prevention of extremism, and the vocational and technical training.
Energy, the promotion of linguistic diversity, the situation of children, local development, environment, dialogue between cultures as a factor of sustainable development, road safety and the blue economy are also on the agenda of this event.