28th African Union Summit (Jan. 30th to 31st, 2017) [fr]
"France warmly congratulates President of the Republic of Guinea Alpha Condé on his election as Chairperson of the African Union, as well as Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Chad Moussa Faki Mahamat on his election as Chairperson of the African Union Commission.
We look forward to continuing our close cooperation with the African Union aimed at promoting stability and peace throughout the African continent, as well as its sustainable development.
France welcomes the historic return of the Kingdom of Morocco to its rightful place within the African Union. This is a major step on the path toward ensuring the unity, stability and development of the African continent. France stands ready to work together with all African countries to achieve these goals."
[Excerpt from the daily press briefing by Romain Nadal, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and international Development spokesman (Paris, January 31, 2017)]