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European Council President Charles Michel Visits Senegal, Ivory Coast, and Benin

Yesterday, Monday, April 22, the President of the European Council was initially received by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and African Integration, Yacine Fall, before an audience with the brand new Head of State, Bassirou Diomaye Faye presented as a “breakthrough man” and from whom we await the first major decisions.

First step in Senegal


The agenda was obviously well chosen by the EU which does not intend to be surprised by the new “masters” of Senegal determined to put all agreements back on the table for renegotiation. Clearly, this is a tour with enormous stakes for the EU and its increasingly struggling members in Africa.

This clearly shows that despite the fact that one of the major countries of the EU, France in this case, is in divorce with certain countries of the former pre-square, the EU continues even in these countries (Burkina-Mali-Niger) to deploy its cooperation. Charles Michel, traveling to Ivory Coast, Senegal and Benin, confirms if necessary that despite the Russian presence, and bad weather for Westerners, the EU remains a reliable partner.

In Abidjan in Ivory Coast, the content of the exchanges with Alassane Ouattara will be different than in Dakar, and the excellent relations between this country and the EU will be magnified with the hope of seeing things continue very well. manner
During the exchanges, the two (02) men will discuss the state of multilateral cooperation between Senegal and the European Union, with an emphasis on the subjects of energy, migration and the exploitation of resources natural. This meeting will be an opportunity for Macky Sall’s successor to share in more detail his vision of the strategic partnership between Senegal and Europe and of the international community in general.

Repositioning of the EU


In Abidjan in Ivory Coast, the content of the exchanges with Alassane Ouattara will be different than in Dakar, and the excellent relations between this country and the EU will be magnified with the hope of seeing things continue very well. manner. But in Cotonou, they could take on a much more fearful air if we stick to the color of the political weather at the end of Patrice Talon’s mandate.

This article is originally published on linfodrome.com

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