“Too usually France in the present day is perceived” as having “a glance of hegemony and the tinsel of colonialism which was a profound error, a fault of the Republic”, he declared, calling for ” construct a brand new web page. “
Construct “a friendship partnership”
“I belong to a technology which isn’t that of colonization. The African continent is a younger continent. three/four of your nation has by no means skilled colonization, “mentioned President Macron. “Typically younger folks blame France for the troubles and difficulties they’ve skilled that France can do nothing about. So, I do know, we (France) are typically the right goal, it's less complicated (…) When it's tough, we are saying “it's France” “, he continued.
Emmanuel Macron concluded by hoping that “this younger Africa agrees to construct a way more fruitful friendship partnership (…) with a brand new France”. The French President's go to was additionally a possibility to announce a deep reform of the CFA franc, which ought to notably change its title.
These phrases remind those already held in February 2017. Emmanuel Macron, then presidential candidate, mentioned on an Algerian channel that “colonization is a part of French historical past. It’s a criminal offense in opposition to humanity. ” “It’s unacceptable to glorify colonization,” he mentioned, including that he “at all times condemned it.”