- Title: France's Macron meets health workers and students in Abidjan
- Date: 21st December 2019
- Summary: ABIDJAN, IVORY COAST (DECEMBER 21, 2019) (REUTERS) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** FRENCH PRESIDENT, EMMANUEL MACRON, ARRIVING AND BEING GREETED BY IVORIAN VICE PRESIDENT, DANIEL KABLAN DUNCAN HEALTH WORKERS AND STUDENTS FROM THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR THE TRAINING OF HEALTH WORKERS (INFAS) WAVING FLAGS SOLDIER STANDING IN FRONT OF CROWD HEALTH WORKERS AND STUDENTS APPLAUDING AS MACRON WALKS ONTO STAGE / HEALTH WORKERS AND STUDENTS WATCHING TALK (SOUNDBITE) (French) FRENCH PRESIDENT, EMMANUEL MACRON, SAYING: "To be here among you and in your institute is to mark this will that the French government has, that investing in people starts with education and health. The priorities of our policies and this partnership we want to rethink with Africa, and just like the policies we implement in France, start with a reinvestment, and I mean investment in 'man' in the generic sense of the term, meaning young boys and girls, to educate them." MACRON BEING FILMED ON MOBILE PHONE MACRON SIGNING GUEST BOOK
- Embargoed: 4th January 2020 19:34
- Keywords: Emmanuel Macron Ivroy Coast National Institute for the Training of Health Workers health workers
- Location: ABIDJAN, IVORY COAST
- City: ABIDJAN, IVORY COAST
- Country: France
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Reuters ID: LVA001BAX4BIF
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- Story Text: French President Emmanuel Macron met with health workers and students in Abidjan, Ivory Coast on Saturday (December 21) as part of his two-day visit before heading to Niger on Sunday (December 22).
"To be here among you and in your institute is to mark this will that the French government has, that investing in people starts with education and health." Macron said in an address to health workers and students from the National Institute for the Training of Health Workers (INFAS).
During his trip Macron also held talks with the country's leader Alassane Ouattara and met with French soldiers based at the Port-Bouet military camp, some returning from deployment in the Sahel, and shared a Christmas dinner as is tradition.
France killed 33 militants in Mali on Saturday using attack helicopters, ground troops and a drone near the border with Mauritania where a group linked to al Qaeda operates, Macron announced in a speech to the French community in Abidjan, describing the operation as a major success.
The French president aims to strengthen ties with the Ivory Coast on issues of counter-terrorism, culture and development.
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