AA / Dakar / Alioune Ndiaye
The Chancellor of the German Republic Olaf Scholz arrived in Dakar on Sunday as part of an African tour (May 22 to 24) which will then take him to Niger and South Africa.
On the menu of Scholz’s African visit, discussions will focus on deepening economic relations, particularly in the areas of energy, investment and trade, in addition to foreign policy and security aspects, informed the federal government.
This is the very first trip to Africa of the German Chancellor in office since December 2021.
Scholz was welcomed at the Léopold Senghor military airport in Dakar by President Macky Sall, with military honors.
For the Dakar stage, a private meeting with President Macky Sall followed by a joint press conference between the two men is on the agenda for the visit according to a press release from the Presidency of the Republic.
Sall and Scholz will then proceed to the inauguration of the photovoltaic power station of Diass (67 km from Dakar) at a cost of 20 million euros and fruit of the Senegalese-German cooperation.
Chancellor Scholz will leave Dakar at the end of the afternoon for Niger where he will discuss with President Mohamed Bazoum various aspects of bilateral cooperation.
He will also visit the base of the German mission of the special forces of the European training mission (Eutm) and the German soldiers who are installed there.
Scholz will be in South Africa from Tuesday. He is taking part in the 70th anniversary ceremony of the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Southern Africa.
Scholz will return to Berlin on Wednesday.
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