Joint Media Advisory : First visit of EU Foreign Affairs Chief, Federica Mogherini to the African Union Commission (19/10/2015)

The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of the Commission Federica Mogherini will be in Addis Ababa and hold discussions with Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), on the Africa–EU Partnership.

Joint Media Advisory

First visit of EU Foreign Affairs Chief, Federica Mogherini to the African Union Commission

WHAT: The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of the Commission Federica Mogherini will be in Addis Ababa and hold discussions with Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), on the Africa–EU Partnership.

The EU high Official is expected to deliver a keynote address during her visit to the AU.

Issues of migration, peace and security, women and youth, ways to stimulate growth and create jobs in line with the recently adopted Action Plan on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) under the Africa Agenda 2063, are expected to be addressed by the AUC Chairperson and the EU High Representative/ Vice President of the Commission.

WHEN:Tuesday, 20th October 2015.

TIME: 14:45

WHERE: African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Medium Conference Room)

PARTICIPANTS: AU officials and staff; EU Officials and staff; members of the Diplomatic Corps based in Addis Ababa, and invited guests.

BACKGROUND: The EU-Africa Summit of April 2014 in Brussels confirmed the commitment of both continents to the objectives set out in the 2007 Joint EU Africa Strategy and agreed the implementation of the Joint Strategy should be further improved. The Summit adopted a roadmap to frame EU-Africa relations covering five key priorities and areas for joint action:

  • Peace and security
  • Democracy, good governance and human rights
  • Human development
  • Sustainable and inclusive development and growth and continental integration
  • Global and emerging issues

Journalists are invited to cover the visit of the European Union High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini to the African Union on 20 October 2015.

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Media contacts:

Mrs Tankou Azaa Esther Yambou, Head of Information Division, Information and Communication Directorate, African Union Commission, Addis Ababa Ethiopia Tel: +251(0) 911361185, E-mail: YambouE@african-union.org

Mr Biruk Feleke, Press & Information Officer, Delegation of the European Union to the African Union, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (biruk.feleke@eeas.europa.eu).