The Minister of Economy and Finance, Mr. Romuald WADAGNI took part in the presence of representatives of G20 countries, multilateral financial institutions, heads of state and heads of delegation at the high-level conference chaired by the German Chancellor His Excellency Dr. Angela Merkel on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 as part of the G20 summit on investment in Africa which took place in Berlin, Germany. Several subjects were at the center of the debates, in particular, security, improvements in the business environment, the need for an increase in Foreign Direct Investments c as a vector for the growth of key sectors such as energy, industry and tourism . Two highlights marked the proceedings: a business summit organized in the morning by the associations of the German Chamber of Commerce and the political dialogue between the Heads of State and of delegation in the afternoon. Mr. Romuald WADAGNI in his speech, emphasized three concrete axes: The reclassification of African risk too often overvalued, making the risk premiums required by donors prohibitive. The minister deplored the fact that a country like Benin has not changed its classification from the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) for the past 15 years despite its spectacular progress in terms of macroeconomic performance, improvement of the business climate and that Benin does not post any defaults. He indicated that this static classification has 3 consequences: (i) it does not encourage “good student” efforts and countries, (ii) it contributes to maintaining a negative perception of our economies and of Africa in general and (iii) contributes to increasing the costs of financing projects. Improving maturities available from export credit agencies. In fact, these agencies generally offer maturities of 10 years plus the construction period, which limits the volumes of investment eligible for this financing. The minister pleaded for an upward revision of this 10-year period to allow the consistency of the duration of the credit with the duration of investments and the acceleration of the pace of investment of countries, with repayment capacity equal.