EYEAFRICA TV: Dakar, SENEGAL: The Senegalese Presidency has rubbished a communiqué published by “Le Peuple d’Abord” newspaper attributing it to President Macky Sally’s would-be message to Congolese President Joseph Kabila, on the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Shared by several social media networks on 8th June 2017, the Presidency categorically denied the allegations describing it as ‘false information without any foundation’.
The Presidency of the Republic of Senegal in a statement issued on Thursday, strongly condemns such manipulation of public opinion by spreading false news likely to undermine relations of fraternal friendship between Senegal and the Democratic Republic of Congo, And reserves the right to take any action.
President Sall is in Brussels since June 6th, participating in the 11th edition of the European Development Days at the invitation of Jean Claude Juncker, President of the Commission of the Union.
This is the second time President Sall has been invited to this European Union meeting after the October 2012 edition. This year’s theme was “Investing in Development”.
Meanwhile, as part of his engagements, President Sall will on June 12th and 13th, take part in the meeting of the Compact G20 for Africa at the invitation of His Excellency Chancellor Angela Merkel, President-in-Office of the G20.
The Compact G20 initiative for Africa was launched by Chancellor Merkel to help promote investment for sustained and sustainable growth in Africa. Senegal is among the five countries selected for the pilot phase of the implementation of this initiative, in addition to Côte d’Ivoire, Morocco, Rwanda and Tunisia.
Prior to this, on the morning of June 12, President Sall replied to the invitation of His Excellency Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic, for an interview in Paris.