CAR president on working visit in Brussels

Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - Central African Republic’s President Faustin-Archange Touadéra, who is in Brussels for a working visit, on Wednesday took part in a high-level debate held at the European Parliament, on a renegotiated strategic partnership between the European Union and Africa.

The debate took place ahead of the 5th European Union/African Union Summit due for 29-30 November in the Ivorian capital, Abidjan.

At the end of talks with the Speaker of the European Parliament, Mr Antonio Tajani, President Touadera said he agreed to the launch of a Marshall Plan for Africa’s development, as an outcome of the strategic EU and AU partnership that was concluded in the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, ten years ago.

According to the CAR president, the renegotiated partnership must take into account the effective needs of the African continent, including the vision which Africans have for their own development, in terms of health, water and the resolution of conflicts in particular.

The Speaker of the European Parliament appealed for massive investments in Africa to create jobs for youths in order to save them from the temptation of illegal migration to Europe.

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22 november 2017 19:08:16

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