Patrice Talon, head of state of Benin, travels to Riyadh to participate in the first summit Saudi Arabia-Africascheduled for Friday, November 10, 2023. According to the Presidency of the Republic of benignthis high-level meeting aims to strengthen political and economic cooperation between the two nations, with an emphasis on development and investments, between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and African countries.
They will discuss security issues
The summit also aims to provide the Kingdom with an opportunity to search “their African partners solve the security problems facing the two regions”. Note that Patrice Talon was invited by Her Majesty Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al SaudCustody of the Two Holy Mosques and King of Saudi Arabia, as well as by the Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohamed Bin Salman.
The opportunity will also be to sign several cooperation agreements with Saudi Arabia. Among them, the financing of the construction project of a scientific institute a Porto Novo and the construction of a higher normal school for the training of teachers in Parakou. In the program of the head of state of Benin, interviews are planned with personalities from the government and the business world with the aim of promoting “the destination of Benin”.
As a reminder, this official trip will be made after the fact by the Head of State a china. During the stay during which the President met with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping13 agreements had been signed in various sectors, among which trade stands out.