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Organisers postpone Africa-France summit over COVID-19 restrictions

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Organisers of the Africa-France summit slated for Montpellier in July has postponed the event till October over the virulence of the COVID-19 pandemic in parts of Europe and Asia.

The organizers said in a statement on Friday the travel restrictions would be “insufficiently lifted this summer” hence the cancellation.

The statement read: “The travel constraints set at the international level will be insufficiently lifted this summer to allow the arrival of hundreds of guests from the African continent.

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“Without their massive presence, the event would lose much of its meaning.

Consequently, the summit is now scheduled to hold from 7 to 9 October 2021.

“These dates should allow the organisation of this important summit for our country and our territory in an ambitious format.”

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