African leaders are congratulating French President Emmanuel Macron on his re-election after a convincing victory over rival, Marine Le Pen.
Mr. Macron is the first sitting French president in 20 years to be re-elected.
Senegal’s President, Macky Sall, the current African Union chairman, sent his best wishes for Mr Macron’s re-election.
Je félicite chaleureusement le Président Emmanuel Macron pour sa victoire à l’élection présidentielle et lui adresse mes meilleurs vœux de succès dans l’exercice de son second mandat.
— Macky Sall (@Macky_Sall) April 24, 2022
Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said he looked forward to working with Mr Macron to strengthen ties between the two countries.
Congratulations to my good friend President @EmmanuelMacron on your successful and historical reelection. I look forward to the continued strengthened relations between our two countries.
— Abiy Ahmed Ali 🇪🇹 (@AbiyAhmedAli) April 24, 2022
President Paul Kagame of Rwanda hailed Mr Macron’s leadership that “seeks to unite and not divide”.
Congratulations on your well-deserved re-election President @EmmanuelMacron. This is a testament to your visionary leadership that seeks to unite and not divide. Rwanda looks forward to even more and stronger partnerships between our people and nations.
— Paul Kagame (@PaulKagame) April 25, 2022
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