Biarritz (AFP) Germany and France want to promote their security initiative for the Sahel. German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and President Emmanuel Macron announced this on Sunday following a meeting with African countries on the sidelines of the Biarritz G7 summit. Berlin and Paris are planning a conference on the planned "Partnership for Security and Stability" at the end of the year, in order to win supporters for the initiative.