EYEAFRICA TV: Dakar, SENEGAL: Senegal’s President Macky Sall will leave Dakar tomorrow to participate in the 18th Summit of the Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS) which will be held the same day in Niamey, Nigeria.
Created in 1973, CILSS assists Member States in the development and implementation of their policy to deal with the consequences of drought and land degradation.
During the summit, Senegal is expected to benefit from a $ 25 million financing in support of its irrigation efforts, as part of the Regional Support Project for the Irrigation Initiative in the Sahel (PARIIS) approved by the World Bank Board of Directors on December 05, 2017.
On February 8, the Head of State will leave Niamey and head to Mauritania for a two-day working visit on the invitation of his counterpart President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz. Mr. Sall’s visit in Nouakchott is part of the will of the two heads of state to strengthen the long-standing and deep relations between the two countries, based on the fruitful historical and cultural links and the mixing of cultures. The President will return to Dakar on February 9.
The Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel is an international organization consisting of countries in the Sahel region of Africa. The organisation’s mandate is to invest in research for food security and the fight against the effects of drought and desertification for a new ecological balance in the Sahel.