French President Emmanuel Macron
According to the French leader, this policy is being replaced by a balanced partnership.
The “French Africa” policy, which implied the informal tutelage of Paris over the former colonies in Africa, is giving way to a new balanced partnership. About it declared French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday, March 2, during a visit to Gabon.
“We are connected by a common history here – in Gabon – and, let’s not hide, the history of Francafrica. This era of Francafrica is over, it is in the past,” the French leader said.
According to Macron, France is “a neutral partner with which to build a balanced partnership in the field of climate and biodiversity, economy and production.”
The politician added that he regularly hears and reads that “France is credited with intentions that it no longer has.” Macron assured that Paris does not seek to influence the domestic politics of African countries.
Recall that earlier the authorities of Burkina Faso decided to terminate the agreement on military assistance with France, signed in 1961. The African country gave the French a month to leave all military personnel.
In addition, France and its allies in the international antiterrorist coalition announced the withdrawal of troops from Mali.
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