Our country, like the international community, celebrated today, 21 September, the International Day of Peace. Under the patronage of SEM Birigi Refinei, Prime Minister, head of government, the activities that took place in the course of this day were held this morning at the martial Arts Academy in Niamey.
Were present at the meeting, the minister in charge of finance, national authorising officer of the EDF, the Minister – Chief of Staff of the President of the Republic, the national deputies, the representations of the diplomatic corps accredited in Niger, the CSOs National and international as well as the many guests.
The opportunity was put to use by the delegation of the European Union (EU) in Niger to give an honorary distinction to the President of the High Authority for peace building (HACP). This is because of the quality of his institution’s work in the area of preserving and consolidating peace in Niger.
S.E.M. Raul Mateus Paula, the Ambassador of the European Union awarded to Colonel-Major Ma Abou Tarka, president of the High Authority for Peace building (HACP) of Niger, a trophy and a diploma of Distinction for the promotion of peace.
To understand S.E.M. Raul Mateus Paula, this symbolic distinction to the HACP is the result of the confidence gained from its partners and the Niger communities.
Receiving the trophy, Colonel-Major Ma Abou Tarka said: It is with great pleasure that we receive this distinction for which we thank you. This distinction is all the more valuable in our view that the institution you represent is known for its quality requirement and its rigour in the use of the resources of the European taxpayer. »
Previously, the president of the HACP has largely maintained the public on the various projects and programmes carried out by his institution with the financial support of the European Union estimated at 40 billion FCFA.
Cultural and sporting activities are also planned as part of the celebration of this day including a football match between the students of the University of Niamey and the FDS, a public conference on the Culture of Peace in the school environment.