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Vol 40 No 6

Published 19th March 1999

Une autre entente II

The entente cordiale on Africa between London and Paris is warming up after Foreign Secretary Robin Cook and his French counterpart Hubert Védrine's double act in Accra and Abidjan on 10-11 March. While the stated goals – ‘clearer procedures for working together’ – are modest, the visit had a symbolic importance in conflict-wracked Africa. Cook and Védrine, who have worked closely together on Kosovo, believe there is diplomatic value in cooperating in Africa (AC Vol 40 No 2).

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