Rabat – Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso will meet with King Mohammed VI in Brazzaville as part of the international Blue Funds Conference that will take place on April 25 in the Republic of the Congo.
“I am pleased to announce the presence of the King of Morocco at the first Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Congo Basin Climate Commission and the Blue Basin Congo Fund,” said the Congolese leader.
The King is expected to arrive on April 23.
The summit will convene 16 African leaders who will discuss the implementation of the Blue Congo Basin Fund, a project conceived in part at the COP22 in Marrakech that provides support to the countries of the Congo Basin to create a “shift in their economies from reliance on forest-based resources to much greater use of renewable river and water-based resources,” according to the Brazzaville Foundation for Peace and Conservation.
The meeting will also provide an opportunity to discuss the political, social, and economic challenges currently threatening biodiversity and sustainable development in the Congo Basin.
The Congo Basin region aims to be an environmental sustainable platform for economic development which benefits the countries and the diverse peoples of the basin. A critically important component of the program is the preservation of the forests within the basin countries.Deforestation is now a priority issue for all nations in the region.
The project will also fund hydroelectric projects, water treatment, and irrigation of arable lands.
The founding agreement of this fund was signed by twelve countries on March 9, 2017 in Oyo in the Republic of Congo.