German EU Council Presidency to focus on initiatives for peace and security in Sahel Africa

German Chancellor Angela Merkel stated that Africa will be a focus area of the German EU Council Presidency this summer. Initiatives for peace and security in the Sahel region will improve residents' overall well-being, she said, and reduce emigration in the long term.

Germany did not join the Anti-Terror Summit in Pau, France, on January 13, 2020, however, where France's President Macron welcomed five presidents from the Sahel region to discuss security and terror.

News article – Tagesschau (in German)

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