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Germany: Steinmeier welcomes African leaders ahead of 'Compact with Africa' summit02:30

Germany: Steinmeier welcomes African leaders ahead of 'Compact with Africa' summit

Germany, Berlin
November 18, 2019 at 22:38 GMT -00:00 · Published

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier welcomed heads of state and government from seven African countries at his official residence Schloss Bellevue in Berlin on Monday ahead of the G20-Initiative 'Compact with Africa'.

President of the Republic of Togo Selom Komi Klassou, President of Burkina Faso Roch Marc Christian Kabore, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, Guinean President Alpha Conde, President of the Cote d'Ivoire Alassane Ouattara, Ruandan President Paul Kagame, and President of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo signed the guest book and posed for pictures before joining a dinner at the residence.

The 'Compact with Africa' initiative was launched under Germany's G20 presidency in 2017 to promote more co-operation and foreign direct investments into Africa. To date Egypt, Ethiopia, Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Guinea, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal, Togo and Tunisia are among the 12 participating countries.

Germany: Steinmeier welcomes African leaders ahead of 'Compact with Africa' summit02:30
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German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier welcomed heads of state and government from seven African countries at his official residence Schloss Bellevue in Berlin on Monday ahead of the G20-Initiative 'Compact with Africa'.

President of the Republic of Togo Selom Komi Klassou, President of Burkina Faso Roch Marc Christian Kabore, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, Guinean President Alpha Conde, President of the Cote d'Ivoire Alassane Ouattara, Ruandan President Paul Kagame, and President of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo signed the guest book and posed for pictures before joining a dinner at the residence.

The 'Compact with Africa' initiative was launched under Germany's G20 presidency in 2017 to promote more co-operation and foreign direct investments into Africa. To date Egypt, Ethiopia, Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Guinea, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal, Togo and Tunisia are among the 12 participating countries.

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