The Franco-Greek MEP (elected LREM of the Renew group) Chrysoula Zacharopoulou, rapporteur for the new EU-Africa strategy, spoke with remarkable conviction on Thursday March 25 in front of the European Parliament.
She said in particular:
“Africa will have a decisive impact on the future of the world. All Europeans must understand the importance and meaning of this partnership for us. Here you have a partnership desired by these parliaments, a partnership centered on human relations. (…) This is what will be our strength to succeed in all of this. We will need the 27 Member States, and not just a few European countries, to actively invest in this partnership and to get to know Africa, to experience it. “
A personality recognized for her commitment, the elected Franco-Greek, gynecologist-obstetrician, took part at the beginning of March in a vaccination campaign for caregivers and vulnerable people in Africa, at the health center of Mayange, near Kigali ( Rwanda), where Charles Michel, the President of the European Council, also visited as part of the Covax health initiative, notably funded by the European Union.
Chrysoula Zacharoupoulou is also a firm defender of vaccine solidarity without borders: “Vaccine protectionism would quickly turn against us. If we allow health systems in Africa and elsewhere to collapse under the weight of a new wave, if we allow the more dangerous and contagious variants to develop, then we will be heading for a much more serious crisis. “, she declared in mid-March, during an interview with the Paris-Match newspaper.