The Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea in Brussels, Carmelo Nvono-Ncá, has met with his counterpart from Guinea Conakry, Ambassador Ousmane Sylla, with whom he has analyzed the conclusions of the Africa-France Summit that took place in October.
This Africa-France Summit, which took place in Montpellier on October 8, 2021, brought together nearly 3,000 people from civil society and was attended by French President Emmanuel Macron. Especially focused on youth, the meeting was an opportunity for the French president to interact with young Africans residing in the Gallic country.
Other topics of great importance that were addressed throughout the day were entrepreneurship and innovation, culture, research and higher education, civic engagement, freedom of expression and sports.
One of the conclusions of the Summit to which Ambassadors Nvono-Ncá and Sylla gave the most importance was the unprecedented financial support for the African continent to which France has committed. Specifically, a fund of 30 million euros will be released to support African civil society in its actions in favor of democracy.
This fund will be deployed over 3 years and will be used to promote innovative initiatives in terms of access to justice, action against corruption, transparency of institutions, action against violence against women and youth.