The President of the European Commission (EC) named, Ursula von der Leyen, has on a two-day visit to Senegal, a country in West Africa and started his journey on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. Earlier on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, President Leyen has visited Morocco, a country in North Africa.

While informing about the visit of the President of European Commission through his Twitter post, EC mentioned,” President Leyen was in Morocco yesterday and will be on a two-day visit to Senegal starting today, Wednesday.


It further specified the reason behind the visit of the President and cited that he is visiting Africa to strengthen the Global Gateway so that both Africa and Europe would be able to enhance their sustainable future.

EC wrote,” Connecting Africa and Europe, with Global Gateway. Together, both countries would work efficiently to build a more prosperous, peaceful, and sustainable hereafter for all.

Earlier, President Leyen also took to Twitter, informed about her visit, and noted,” This week I will be in Morocco and Senegal. Both the continents need this partnership so it is time to strengthen it. Investments will be at the heart of this endeavour. Global Gateway will play a significant role”.

So, Africa is connecting with Europe through the Global Gateway, which could lead to various opportunities and investment in the economic concern of the European Commission.


Global Gateway enhances and supports the infrastructure across the globe with an investment.

The Global Gateway was the new European Strategy, launched by the European Commission and the High Representative for Security Policy and Foreign Affairs on December 1, 2021. The launch aimed to facilitate intelligent, clean and secure links in the digital, transport and energy sector. Moreover, the European Commission (EC) wanted to enhance the health, education, and research system across the globe and offer sustainable and trusted connections to the people and the planet, which helps combat the pressing global challenges.

Global Gateway was established so that it could bolster the investments between 2021 and 2027 up to €300 billion. It also helps increase the various investment options, providing democratic values and high standards, good governance and transparency. Moreover, the mission is also aimed to catalyze equal partnership across the globe and green and clean infrastructure and private sector investment.


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