Africa-EU Partnership: Council adopts conclusions for a renewed impetus

Council of the EU
  • 19/06/2017
  • 11:00
  • Press release
  • 354/17
  • Foreign affairs & international relations
19/06/2017
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The Council adopted conclusions on a renewed impetus for the Africa-EU partnership. The conclusions state that the EU has a genuine strategic interest in deepening and strengthening its longstanding partnership with Africa. The Council welcomes the adoption of the joint communication by the High Representative and the Commission for a renewed impetus of the Africa-EU partnership.

The conclusions prepare the Africa-EU Summit to take place in November, whose theme is "Investing in youth", which has become a key priority for Europe as well as for Africa, in a context of African demographic trends creating major challenges in terms of economic development and job creation, security, political participation and migration.