Africa's youth is its greatest wealth

Africa Day message by HE Mr Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani, President of Mauritania and AU Chair

6 June 2024

This year's Africa Day celebrations places particular emphasis on youth and education, central themes of the 2063 agenda, emphasizing that Africa's youth is its greatest wealth. It is the youth who will carry the future of the continent, said HE  Mr Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani, President of Mauritania and AU Chair.

He said that investing in education means ensuring that every young African has the skills and opportunities necessary to contribute to the development of the continent. "We should strengthen our education systems, promote innovation and research, and create employment opportunities for our youth," he said.

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