Paris Peace Forum in November will tackle Covid-19 response

BG Online reporter - Ernest Moloi
Thursday, 16 July 2020
Paris Peace Forum in November will tackle Covid-19 response

The third edition of the Paris Peace Forum slated for November this year will be devoted to multi-stakeholder response to Corona virus, French Ambassador to Botswana Laurence Beau, has said.

Speaking this week on the occasion of Bastille Day celebration, Ambassador Beau said the response will be both in terms of improving “our immediate response and resilience, and of rebuilding a more sustainable world”. She reiterated that President Emmanuel Macron and France are “very much committed to the African continent, its development and its stability” and expressed hope that there would be a strong attendance at this first international summit.

The summit underlines the fact that collective response to the multidimensional crisis that the world faces must not neglect environmental and social awareness. Ambassador Beau said that investing in the ecological and energy transition must be a way for the world to turn the crisis into an opportunity by respecting the commitments made under the Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations (UN).

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