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    On 18 May, French President Emmanuel Macron convened the Summit on Financing African Economies, which gathered African institutions and leaders, and their key international partners, including the heads of international and national financial institutions. At the Summit, EIB President, Werner Hoyer highlighted new gender and digital investment initiatives to accelerate economic recovery across Africa.



    The event featured:

    • Werner Hoyer, EIB President
    • Ambroise Fayolle, EIB Vice-President
    • Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission
    • Akinwumi A. Adesina, African Development Bank President
    • Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission
    • Alassane Ouattara, President of Ivory Coast
    • Macky Sall, President of Senegal
    • Félix Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria
    • Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda
    • Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa and President of the African National Congress
    • João Lourenço, President of Angola
    • Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya
    • Alpha Condé, President of Guinea
    • Denis Sassou Nguesso, President of Republic of the Congo

    In addition, several European leaders took part in the summit, as well as representatives of G7 countries, the G20 and international institutions (the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)). Together, they explored concrete actions and solutions to boost the African private sector, foster prosperity and accelerate the green and digital transition in line with the SDGs and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

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