Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania

Sahel G5 Summit: 15 billion dollars to deal with poverty

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The Sahel G5Summit, held last Friday in Nouakchott, approved a development program for 15 billion dollars; it is what revealed the Mauritanian president, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.

The head office of Sahel G5 was set in Nouakchott, added Ould Abdel Aziz in a press conference at the end of the summit.

This program that aims at freeing the sub-region from the plagues of poverty, ignorance and hunger, is couple with national plans for development of the sub-region, identification of problems and settlements of crises.

The meeting got the participation of 4 other heads of States, namely Ibrahim Boubacar Keita (Mali), Youssoufou Mahamadou (Niger), Idriss Deby (Chad) and Michel Kafando (Burkina Faso).

The Mauritanian Head of State, also serving chairman of the African Union, moreover declared that the Sahel G5 officially asked the UN Security Council and the African Union to set up an international force for intervention in Libya in order to protect institutions and people in this country.

 

Original text by: Blaise AKAME

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