Africa is deeply affected by the death of former french President Jacques Chirac on thursday 26 september 2019 in Paris. From Togo via Morocco to Guinea, Niger… african presidents have saluted the memory of a great statesman who has strongly marked the history of franco-african relations.

“A man of dialogue and conviction, deeply committed to respect for international law and justice on a global scale” is King Mohammed VI’s literary description of the personality of the illustrious deceased. In his message, the Sovereign of Morocco salutes the memory of Jacques Chirac who consolidated Franco-Moroccan relations and offers his most heartfelt condolences to Emmanuel Macron and the entire French nation: “The Kingdom of Morocco will cherish the memory of a great friend who actively contributed to the consolidation of friendly relations between our two countries by establishing them as an exceptional partnership”, underlines the Royal Message.

Faure Gnassingbe salutes the memory of a man of conviction…

To the togolese Republic side, President Faure Gnassingbe also reacted to Jacques Chirac’s death. On his twitter account, he paid tribute to the memory of the illustrious deceased who, according to him, is a man of conviction, a faithful humanist and friend of Togo.

“Jacques Chirac, emblematic figure of Franco-African relations

For senegalese President Macky Sall and his counterparts Alpha Condé and Ali Bongo, and even Mohamed Bazoum, Niger interior minister, former french President Jacques Chirac is a statesman who has been an iconic figure in franco-african relations. These african political figures, all of them expressed their condolences to his family and to the french nation.

Let’s remind you that former french President Jacques Chirac died in the morning of Thursday, September 26 in Paris, in his 86th year. His death was announced by his family.




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