Nairobi, 2 September 2023 (TDI): Chrysoula Zacharopoulou, Minister of State for Development, Francophonie & International Partnerships, affiliated with the Ministry of Europe & Foreign Affairs, is scheduled to embark on a visit to Kenya from September 4 to 5.

Zacharopoulou’s visit to Kenya serves a pivotal role as she represents France at the First Africa Climate Summit, jointly organized by the African Union (AU) and Kenya.

This Summit follows the momentum generated by the Summit for a New Global Financing Pact held in Paris this June, which convened over 40 heads of State and government, including Kenyan President, William Ruto.

Her mission in Kenya entails presenting France’s initiatives and priorities aimed at reforming the international financial system, with the goal of intensifying climate action and augmenting climate finance.

During the Summit, Zacharopoulou will engage in meetings with several heads of State and government, including Tanzanian President, Samia Suluhu Hassan.

These discussions will not only provide an opportunity to further strengthen bilateral relationships. But will also explore key collaborative projects, with a specific focus on climate action, food security, infrastructure, and entrepreneurship.

Accompanying Zacharopoulou on this mission are former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Danish Development Minister Dan Jørgensen.

Together, they will also visit a climate change adaptation project receiving French support in the Mukuru informal settlement.

Furthermore, a visit to a school in the Kibera neighborhood is planned, highlighting France’s commitment to ensuring access to school meals.

This initiative aligns with the priority announced by President Macron at the Ambassadors Conference in anticipation of the high-level meeting of the School Meals Coalition in Paris.