Yesterday, alongside the Ivorian Minister of State and Minister of Protection Tené Birahima Ouattara, Chrysoula Zacharopoulou, Minister of State for Improvement, Francophonie and Worldwide Partnerships, hooked up to the Minister for Europe and International Affairs, presided over the donors’ and supporters’ convention for the Worldwide Academy for the Struggle In opposition to Terrorism (AILCT), which was inaugurated in June 2021. The AILCT, which is the initiative of President Macron and President Ouattara, is already up and operating close to Abidjan. Over 60 nations and organizations have been represented.
This objective of this convention was to garner companions’ assist for the academy’s development. To this finish, contributions totaling near €15 million have been introduced yesterday. These funds are on prime of the €24 million already invested on this challenge by France.
The Minister of State additionally recalled the assist supplied by France, alongside many worldwide companions, for the struggle towards terrorism. At a time when a number of areas on this planet are confronted with a fragile safety state of affairs, she referred to as for the additional strengthening of coordination and consistency amongst all of the contributors to this shared initiative, whose objectives are peace and safety.
In mild of this example, Chrysoula Zacharopoulou saluted the European Union and its Member States, particularly Germany and the Netherlands, in addition to the African Union, ECOWAS and Australia, on their dedication.
La secrétaire d’État a rappelé le soutien de la France, aux côtés de nombreux partenaires internationaux, à la lutte anti-terroriste. Dans une période marquée par une fragilité sécuritaire dans plusieurs régions du monde, elle a appelé à renforcer encore davantage la coordination et la cohérence de l’ensemble des acteurs engagés autour de cette initiative commune visant la paix et la sécurité.
Chrysoula Zacharopoulou a salué dans ce contexte l’engagement de l’Union européenne et de ses États membres, notamment l’Allemagne et les Pays-Bas, ainsi que de l’Union africaine, de la CEDEAO et de l’Australie.