French President Macron had a tete a tete meeting with his counterpart Tshisekedi during his visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (KDC) after Gabon, Angola and the Republic of Congo as part of his Africa tour.
After the meeting, the two leaders answered journalists’ questions.
Emphasizing that France and the West should respect African countries, abandon the domineering attitude and act as real partners, Tshisekedi said, “Look at us differently, not like our father.” used the phrase.
France wants to renew relations with the African continent
Emmanuel Macron announced his country’s new African policy before visiting Gabon, Angola, the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Macron declared that Francefrik, the project of intervention in Africa, was over, and described his country as an impartial interlocutor who speaks to everyone in Africa and does not have the role of intervening in the internal affairs of continental countries.
Stating that they want to open a new page with African countries, Macron said that they have started work for the return of cultural assets belonging to Africans.
Macron stated that France will reduce the number of military bases on the continent.
Originally, the term Francefrik was used by French intellectuals to refer to their countries’ new policies regarding Africa after the Second World War.
Francefrik is interpreted as the policy that France built its economic, diplomatic and military relations with Sub-Saharan African countries on neo-colonialism.