French President, Emmanuel Macron, will be in Ghana on Thursday, November 30, for a day’s visit.
Macron’s visit forms part of his tour of Africa since becoming President earlier in 2017.
Prior to that, Italian Prime Minister, Paolo Gentiloni, is also expected to be in Ghana today, Monday, November 27, for a day’s visit.
Macron’s African tour
Macron’s Africa tour which begins today, Monday, will see him visit Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire, and end with Ghana.
Macron’s advisers say he hopes to modernize France’s relations with Africa with the tour by emphasizing business links, education and sport rather than development aid.
Although Macron has pledged to increase France’s aid budget to 0.55 percent of GDP by 2022, France’s aid budget was cut by 140 million euros in July, as part of 4.5 billion euros of reductions in public spending.
By: citifmonline.com with additional files from rfi.fr