The Canadian Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, is on working visit of West African States, reports NaijaAgroNet.
The visit, NaijaAgroNet gathered is part of Canada’s re-engagement with Africa and its commitment to work together to address challenges facing the continent.
the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, will travel to West Africa from February 1 to 8, 2018.
During her 7-day visit to Senegal and Benin which coincides with International Development Week, the Minister met with woman leaders, development partners and government officials, as well as representatives of La Francophonie institutions, to discuss issues of mutual concern, including efforts to advance the rights of women and girls in Africa.
Further, discussions would focus on education, the need for greater access to sexual and reproductive health services; decreasing child, early and forced marriages; and providing humanitarian assistance in countries affected by drought and conflict.
Minister Bibeau will revisit Benin for the first time since she started her career in the West African country in the 1990s. She will also participate in Replenishment 2020, the Global Partnership for Education’s Financing Conference, from February 1 and 2 in Senegal to reiterate Canada’s long-term commitment to quality education.
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