Presention of H.E. Laurence Beau’s credentials to SADC’s Executive Secretary

Ambassador of France to Botswana Ms. Laurence Beau has met His Excellency Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax, SADC’s Executive Secretary, to present her credentials

Today, Ms. Laurence Beau, Ambassador of France to Botswana, presented her credentials to Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax, SADC’s Executive Secretary.

President Macron attaches great importance to France’s relations with Africa as a whole, and in particular with Southern Africa and Mrs Beau took the opportunity to recall the French willingness to strengthen its cooperation with SADC in order to contribute to the economic and political regional integration of the area.

France is also committed to offer assistance and support to face the various regional challenges such as peacekeeping, food security, energy transition, global warming and the preservation of biodiversity.

In addition, Ambassador Laurence Beau stressed the excellent multilateral cooperation between SADC and the EU. Indeed, France is also present in SADC through the actions and programmes financed by the European Union, since France is the second largest contributor to the European Development Fund (EDF).

Last updated on: 7 November 2019