Despite pandemic, African market still attractive to Spanish firms

By Olivier Caslin, Marie Villacèque in Madrid
Posted on Monday, 22 February 2021 17:27

migrants' route from Senegal to Canarias Islands (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)/AB102/20329682340169//2011250648

Via the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, several African and Spanish experts from Madrid, Las Palmas on the island of Gran Canaria and in Accra, Ghana, debated online about security in the Sahel on Thursday, 5 November, 2020.

Their goal? To highlight Spain’s contribution to peace in West Africa. At the beginning of October, Spain’s foreign affairs minister Arancha González Laya returned from a tour of Niger and Chad as general assembly president of the Sahel Alliance.