French Minister of State for Development, Francophonie and International Partnerships, Chrysoula Zacharopoulou is confident Paris would symbolize the significance of the Olympic games.
During her visit to Ghana, the French Minister expressed her excitement about the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympics. Minister Zacharopoulou reiterated that the Olympics portrays an opportunity for the whole world to come together and participate in a spirit of peace.
She believes that the Paris 2024 Olympics will be a platform for a new sport to emerge and she hopes that it will promote the Olympic Spirit, which means ‘peace of the whole world’. The French Minister wants Paris to be known as a city that promotes peace and harmony among nations.
“The Olympic Games in Paris 2024 is an opportunity for the whole world. During this time, the whole world comes to a halt so people can participate. I feel that we will have a new sport, and to transmit this Olympic Spirit which means the peace of our world. This is what we want Paris to be known for; the peace of the whole world,” she shared.
The French Minister as part of her working visit to Ghana also visited the Lycée Français International Jaccques Prevert and Ecole Ronsard both in Accra.
The three-day working visit is part of a process of renewing the partnership between France, Europe and the African continent focused on youth, innovation and culture, and the construction of a balanced, reciprocal and responsible relationship, marked by the speech of the President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron on 27 February 2023.
By: Jude Tackie