G20 countries have made commitments to support Africa’s economy by encouraging efforts to reduce illegal immigration.
The leaders have also called on Africa’s private sector to seize available opportunities to promote sustainable development which will lead to the creation of jobs.
The move they say will help in the fight against poverty which will then discourage Africans from engaging in dangerous trips to Europe.
“The Marshall Plan for Africa which you are calling for should also be supported by the Africans themselves and their regional authorities. That happens through more rigorous government, the fight against corruption, the fight for good government, a successful demographic transition,” said French President Emmanuel Macron. NGO’s consider the approach disappointing because although it will boost the private sector, it does not in any way compel rich countries in their commitment to development assistance.
For now the decisions taken concerns only six African countries which are already pulling investors and are not the main source of migrants to Europe.
They are Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal and Tunisia.