PCT returns to the absence of heads of state at the top

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The Congolese Workers’ Party (PCT), in power in Congo-Brazzaville, has not yet merged the organization, from 7 to 9 October 2021, in Montpellier at the Africa-France summit, which brought together only the French president and African youth.

as reported from Brazzaville, Loïcia Martial

For the Congolese Workers’ Party (PCT), it was more of a simple meeting and not a summit. Its Permanent Secretary for Communications and Spokesperson, Parfait Iloki, wonders what would happen if an African leader had taken such an initiative by bringing in French youth: “Of course, African youth is representative, but in what framework? Here it’s a peak. But for us it is a reunion. It is not a summit at all because the definition does not come from the Congolese Workers’ Party. A summit is the summit between heads of state, according to the Vienna Convention, “the PCT spokesman stormed.

“You can also ask yourself what France would do if it were an African head of state who had organized this kind of summit with French NGOs that cooperated in France and brought to Africa with paid tickets to reflect on the future of France? Asked Parfait Iloki.

“We asked ourselves” “International relations are as simple as interpreting simply. This is the real question. Otherwise, by the way, we are in a democracy, people can meet at any time and in any way. This is just normally, the PCT spokesman said after reading a protest statement to the press.

“It is about a head of state that brings the African peoples together. Even if it is the African diaspora, or the Congolese diaspora in our case, based in France, it is a different story. But these are the Africans who collaborated in Africa and were transported to Europe for a meeting. Good! We simply wondered, finally concluded Mr Iloki.

► To read as well: What role for the diaspora in the new Africa-France relationship?

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