June 25, 2024

TRENDING NOW: Bassirou Diomaye Faye Elected Fifth President of Senegal on March 24, 2024  🇸🇳

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Charles Michel, the European Council President, and Senegal’s President Faye might not see eye to eye on everything, like LGBT rights, but when they met, it was all about diplomacy and development, not personal politics. It’s like when two CEOs from competing companies meet for lunch; they might not see eye to eye on everything, but they have common interests to discuss that benefit both sides.

💡💡So, Here’s the detailed rundown of their talks:💡💡

Democratic Values: Michel applauded Faye’s election win and the robust democracy of Senegal, setting a positive tone for their discussions.

Stronger Together: They explored ways to deepen the Senegal-EU partnership. Think big picture—boosting the economy, modernizing infrastructure, and getting folks skilled up for tomorrow’s jobs.

Migration Insights: They got into the nitty-gritty of migration, looking at how improving life back home can keep folks from feeling they need to leave.

Stability Is Key: They agreed that a peaceful and stable region is a win-win and talked strategies to make it happen.

Open Dialogue: Michel pushed for open talks with Africa, especially with the world stage shifting so much.

Invitation to Brussels: In a gesture of continued collaboration, Michel invited President Faye to Brussels, reinforcing the EU’s commitment to dialogue and partnership with Senegal.

And about those fish licenses—yep, they talked about that too. Senegal’s waters are teeming with fish, and Europe’s interested, but it’s got to be sustainable. They discussed how to manage fishing rights so that local fishermen and the environment don’t get the short end of the stick. It’s all about finding that balance so everyone, and the fish, come out ahead.

So, while some might wonder why these two leaders would even chat, it’s clear—it was about mutual interests and making progress, not about their different takes on social issues.

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