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President of Republic Participates in Extended Summit of G5 Sahel

Nouakchott,  16/02/2021
The works of the extended summit between the G5 Sahel group and members of the coalition for Sahel has started today in the palace of conventions in N’Djamena, with the presence of the President of the Republic, Mr. Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani, leaders of the G5 Sahel group, and the French President, who is participating via videoconference.

The summit discusses the four pillars of the alliance for Sahel which are based on the fight against terrorism, reinforcing the capabilities of security and defense units in G5 Sahel group, restoration of state authority to areas where it is absent, and supporting of development in the Sahel.

This one-day summit comes a year after the Pau summit, which led to military reinforcement in the three-border region between Mali, Niger, and Burkina Faso.

The summit is taking place in the presence of the Senegalese president, His Excellency Mr. Macky Sall, the president of the European Council, Mr. Charles Michel, the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, and the prime ministers of Portugal, Czech, Estonia, Belgium, and Spain, members of the Sovereign Council of Sudan, foreign ministers of America, Italy, Germany, Britain and Denmark, UAE Minister of State, Ivorian Minister of the Interior, President of the African Union Committee, Secretary-General of the Francophonie Organization, Assistant Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and Secretary-General of ECOWAS.

Despite the significant successes, the situation remains bleak due to the negative repercussions of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the economies of the G5 group.

The participants believe that a year after the Pau summit, which resulted in a “military vigilance”, it is about time to devote the N’Djamena summit to be a diplomatic, military, and development vigilance.

The G5 Sahel group suggests that the solution of the crisis requires the cancellation of debts, fulfillment of international financial obligations, implementation of the extended investment program in order to alleviate the suffering of populations, creation of more opportunities for youth, and reinforcing the independence of women in the framework of an approach that encompasses security and development.
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