Visit of the French Prime Minister in Ghana
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls was in Ghana for a two-day visit on 29th and 30th October 2016 as part of a tour of West Africa.
French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls inaugurated a sports field at the Lycée Français Accra Jacques Prévert. A friendly game was held between the French School and GIS.He also met with Ghanaian start-ups and incubators to discuss creative projects.
The French Prime Minister met the French community as well as French Business representatives at the Residence of France. On this occasion, he gave a speech in which he expressed his desire to create an "alliance for the 21st Century between Europe and Africa", to tackle common challenges together (terrorism, climate, migration ...), but also seize opportunities in the field of economic and technological development, education and culture. To conclude the first day of his visit, the French Prime Minister met with President Mahama and reiterated the bilateral relations between France and Ghana.
The visit to the French factory, Touton, based in Tema, on the second day of his tour, provided an opportunity for the French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, to highlight one success story of French Businesses in Ghana, and this company’s role in the Industrial development of Ghana through its activity in cocoa processing.
As part of the Franco-Ghanaian cooperation in the security field, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls visited the Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) and spoke to the Ghanaian authorities about security aspects and bilateral/regional cooperation to better fight terrorism.
Before leaving Ghana, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls visited Franklin House, a detention place for slaves, located in Jamestown, and placed a wreath at The Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum. He seized this opportunity to reaffirm the necessity to build new bridges between Africa and Europe.