Ms Audrey Azoulay’s visit to Conakry and Dakar - Guinea and Senegal

Ms Azoulay next to Mr Le Drian and Mr Condé

As part of her campaign for the post of Director-General of UNESCO, Ms Audrey Azoulay travelled with Mr Jean-Yves Le Drian on 14, 15 and 16 June 2017 , Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, to Guinea and then on to Senegal.

In Guinea, the French delegation was met in Conakry by the president, Mr Alpha Condé. Ms Audrey Azoulay underlined her determination to boost UNESCO’s work in fighting climate change. She commended Guinea for its role as a catalyst in driving the African Renewable Energy Initiative.

Ms Azoulay then visited Senegal where she met President Macky Sall and the Minister of External Affairs Mr Manjeur Ndiaye to discuss her plans for UNESCO and the challenges the Organization is facing in implementing the 2030 Agenda.

During her visit to Senegal, she also met with the heads of UNESCO’s Regional Bureau for Education in Africa at the UNESCO Office in Dakar, and then visit the Joe Ouakam exhibition as well as meeting Senegalese creators.

The visit to Senegal ended with a field visit to Saint-Louis, where Ms Azoulay met with the town’s mayor, Mr Amadou Mansour Faye, Minister for Hydraulic and Sanitation, on the urban development project in Saint-Louis that France supports through the French Development Agency (AFD). Ms Azoulay underlined Senegal’s importance within UNESCO, an exemplary member of the Organisation boasting remarkable natural and cultural heritage such as the 300-year-old village of Saint-Louis which was listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO in 2000.