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EU-African Union ministerial meeting in Brussels

Date de publication: 
21/01/2019

On 21-22 January, the EU-African Union ministerial meeting in Brussels will bring together foreign ministers from the EU and from the African Union (AU).

"At a time when Africa and Europe’s relationship is growing and deepening in more ways than one, this meeting is an important opportunity to keep up the momentum of all our hard work." Neven Mimica, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development wrote in his article for Euractiv.

High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Rwanda Richard Sezibera will co-chair the meeting.

EU foreign ministers will discuss EU-AU cooperation with their African counterparts and cover three main themes:

  • political aspects: peace, security and governance
  • economic aspects: trade, investment, and economic integration
  • multilateralism: strengthening cooperation in support of a rules-based global order

"At a time when Africa and Europe’s relationship is growing and deepening in more ways than one, this meeting is an important opportunity to keep up the momentum of all our hard work." Neven Mimica, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development wrote in his article for Euractiv.

This is the first inter-summit EU-AU ministerial meeting. The discussion is expected to focus on the implementation of the outcome of the 5th AU – EU Summit that took place in Abidjan on 29 and 30 November 2017. It is also an opportunity to discuss the new Africa-Europe Alliance for Sustainable Investment and Jobs.

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