Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
- Okonjo-Iweala says France has ‘reshaped’ its investments in Nigeria
With the world increasingly seeing Africa as the preferred investment destination, France has launched the French-African Foundation for Growth, a new initiative designed to renew economic ties between the European nation and the African continent.
The Foundation’s headquarters is to be based in Nigeria, with the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala already applauding France’s reinvigorated interest in Africa.
The Foundation was formally launched in Abuja at the weekend by the French Minister of Economy and Finance, Pierre Moscovici and her Nigerian counterpart Okonjo-Iweala.
African ministers of finance and planning participating at the just ended 7th Joint Annual Meetings of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) as well as the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Jan Eliasson were in attendance.