France wants to strengthen its involvement in the Ghanaian economy in the future.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Saturday took advantage of his time at the French international school in Accra to defend his country’s will to participate in that Western African country’s growth.

According to him, French companies have everything to support future initiatives in a country where almost 40% of the population is under the age of 20.

“We need to identify future projects, position France as one of the main donors of Ghana. There – to sum things up – a business field for businesses, for larger companies to present, for SMEs in the field of telephony in capital goods and consumer goods to flourish,” he said.

Valls also proposed to create a Euro-African Erasmus-type programme – which he said will allow young Africans and young Europeans study in each other’s countries and exchange ideas.

Ghana is the second leg of the Valls’ visit to West Africa. He made his first stop in Togo and will wrap up his trip in Ivory Coast.

The Prime Minister reassured the countries said to be feeling abandoned by France over the past few years, that his country supports democratic change and emphasized that trade ties will be strengthened


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