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European Commissioner Neven Mimica visits Egypt in the framework of Egypt's chairmanship of the African Union

Publish date: 
08/05/2019

European Commissioner Neven Mimica was on official visit to Egypt. Between February 2019 until January 2020, Egypt is chairing the African Union.

European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica and President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah El Sisi met in Cairo
European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica and President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah El Sisi met in Cairo

Mimica said:

 “We have high hopes for the Egyptian Chairmanship of the African Union, especially when it comes to making progress on boosting investment, strengthening the business climate and continuing the path towards Africa's continental integration. Advancing peace and security is another important point on the agenda. Under Egypt's Chairmanship, we want to take forward our cooperation to do more and better together, by focusing on concrete deliverables and advancing triangular cooperation. Delivering on the Africa-Europe Alliance and further deepening the Africa-Europe partnership should be on top of our respective agendas.“

 

During his visit, Commissioner Mimica is meeting President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, Foreign Minister Sameh Hassan Shoukry, and Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Sahar Nasr.

Commissioner Mimica's visit to Egypt was an occasion to discuss Africa-Europe partnership and related support to the African Union agenda, in particular in relation to taking forward commitments of the 5th AU-EU Summit of 2017 and building on priorities of the Egyptian Chairmanship. The Commissioner also presented concrete plans for putting into practice the new Africa-Europe Alliance for Sustainable Investment and Jobs.