Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz
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I think so and wish for it. We have the means and the ambition. I think it's the ambition that really counts.
I think it's not up to the EU to ask Africa to ensure good leadership. I think Africans are aware of that, that a country can't develop without democracy and good leadership, without also respect for all and integration for all. And we can't develop a country in which some are excluded. I think it's not up to the EU to tell us that, it's a decision we must take for ourselves.
In this decade there have been enormous problems, as much in Europe as in Africa… instability, insecurity, economic crises, natural disasters, which have not allowed leaders to put their policies into practice. But the will is there.
We cannot talk about development without discussing security. Because it's the foundations upon which development is based. You cannot invest in an area where there is no security.