The President of Republic of Benin, Mr. Patrice Talon has flown to France on Sunday, November 07, 2021 as part of activities and preparation for the return of 26 cultural treasures of Benin carted away by France centuries ago.

He will be received at the Presidential Palace, Elysee, Tuesday 9th November, 2021 for the signing of the deed of transfer which means a great deal for him and the country.

The return to the homestead of 26 royal treasures of Benin, looted during the colonial period is becoming a reality after so much requests and Communications.

Benin will be represented at this ceremony by its President, the Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Arts and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. 

Immediately after the signing of the deed of transfer of ownership, the royal treasures will be welcomed in Cotonou on November 10 at 4 p.m.

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