Deputy Foreign Minister Terens Quick is visiting Abidjan, the capital of Ivory Coast to represent Greece in the 5th EU-African Union Summit that opens on Wednesday.
At the summit, African and EU leaders will discuss the future of EU-Africa relations, and focus on investing in youth. This is a key priority for Africa and the EU as 60 pct of the African population is under the age of 25. Other priorities of the EU-Africa partnership will be discussed during the summit. These will include: peace and security, governance – including democracy, human rights, migration and mobility, investment and trade, skills development and job creation.
On the sidelines of the Summit, Quick will hold a series of meetings with his European and African counterparts.
2017 is a defining year for EU-Africa relations, as it has been ten years since the adoption of the joint Africa-EU Strategy.
The AU-EU summit will be a key moment and opportunity to strengthen political and economic ties between the two continents.
In an annoucement, the EU underlined that EU member-states “contributed the most to the promotion of growth, stability and peace in Africa”.