French PM Valls Tours ‘Neglected’ Togo, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire

[RFI] French Prime Minister Manuel Valls congratulated Togo on “changing in the right direction” at the start of a four-day tour of west African states that his advisors say France has neglected in recent years. Faced with growing competition from China, France hopes to strengthen trade ties with the countries he is visiting – Togo, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire.