Two priority topics have been identified during the discussions between AFD and AUC: the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and continental infrastructures.
This EUR 1.5 million support over two years will take the form of a technical assistance facility, implemented by Expertise France, - the French technical assistance operator, which will soon join AFD group.
This first MOU between the two institutions is a concrete result of the declaration of intent signed between France and the African Union on 8th June 2018 in Addis Ababa by the President of the Commission of the African Union - Moussa Faki Mahamat - and the French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs - Jean-Yves Le Drian.
This MoU is another testimony of the commitment of AFD and the French government to contribute to Agenda 2063 and other major projects of the African Union, in particular the African Continental Free Trade Area.
We are happy to diversify our partners and look forward to now implement this AU-AFD MOU.