European Commission and African Union Commission to meet in Brussels on 23 May

European Commission and African Union Commission to meet in Brussels on 23 May

Tuesday, 22 May, 2018

On 23 May, members of the European Commission and the African Union Commission will gather for the 9th Commission-to-Commission Meeting, to chart Africa-EU relations forward and follow-up on the Abidjan Summit of last November. This high-level meeting will be co-chaired by the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker and the African Union Commission Chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat. The full African Union Commission and 15 members of the European Commission will participate.

The discussions will evolve around two thematic clusters "Strengthening resilience, peace and security and governance" and "Investing in economies and people".

European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica said on twitter: "Six months after the #AUEU Summit of Abidjan, it will be another good occasion to discuss issues of common interest and to define joint actions."

Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat also tweeted: "Delighted to be in Brussels to attend the annual College-to-College meeting with the European Commission to move forward the strategic #AUEU partnership and take stock of progress since our landmark Abidjan Summit last year."

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