Elysée Summit for Peace and Security in Africa
Elysée Summit for Peace and Security in Africa - Final Declaration
The Elysée Summit for Peace and Security in Africa was held in Paris on 6-7 December. It dealt with peace and security in Africa, the economic partnership and development, and climate change.
Fifty-three delegations from African countries and France took part in the Summit, as well as representatives from the United Nations, the African Union, the European Union, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the African Development Bank.
Address by the President of the French Republic for the opening of the Elysée Summit for Peace and Security in Africa
Mr Secretary-General of the United Nations,
Mr President of the European Council,
Mr President of the African Union,
Mr President of the European Commission,
Madam President of the Commission of the African Union,
Heads of State and Government,
Ladies and gentlemen,
Fifty-three African countries are represented here for this meeting. Your presence confirms the importance you attach to the subjects of this Summit: security, development and the preservation of our planet.
France is honoured to welcome you here and I would like to express my gratitude for this gathering. For France, Africa is a continent with a future. Along with Asia, Africa is today the main engine of global growth. Africa’s economic and social structures are changing fast, and its development is fully underway.