On Thursday, France’s authority said President Emmanuel Macron will start an African tour on March 1, which will include the countries of Gabon, Angola, the Republic of the Congo, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Le Journal du Dimanche revealed today that the tour, which will start on the first of next March, includes his attendance at a summit on protecting tropical forests, as well as strengthening bilateral relations with the four countries, at a time of increasing Chinese and Russian influence on the continent.
Macron begins his tour in Gabon, where he participates in the One Forest Summit on March 1 and 2, which will start in the capital, Libreville, Gabon.
The summit will focus on the common challenges faced by the three basins of tropical rainforests, namely the Congo Basin, the Amazon Forest, and the Southeast Asian Forests.
Macron will set out from Libreville to the Angolan capital, Luanda, to celebrate the beginning of the Franco-Angolan partnership in the field of agriculture.
On March 3 and 4, the French president will visit the capital of the Republic of the Congo, Brazzaville, and the capital of DRC, Kinshasa.